ความร่วมมือระหว่างสกว. กับสำนักพิมพ์ Elsevier ในการจัดตั้งคณะกรรมการคัดเลือกวารสารไทยเข้าสู่ฐานข้อมูล SCOPUS (18 ก.ย. 52)


          Bangkok, 17 September 2009 –Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services,today announced its collaboration with the Thai Research Fund (TRF), to establish a Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). Scopus? is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources.
          As research becomes more interdisciplinary and global, researchers face the challenge of finding relevant information for their research. Scopus has committed itself to helping researchers to overcome problems they face in their daily work. As part of this commitment, Scopus has established a content strategy that puts the research community's voice at its core by developing the independent Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). The partnership with TRF is part of this ongoing mission.
          To honor this collaboration, a two-day symposium jointly organized by Elsevier and the Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Center was held from 20 – 21 Aug 2009. Close to 200 representatives from the academic, corporate and government sectors attended the symposium in Bangkok. Of the attendees surveyed, the majority saw an immediate benefit to the introduction of a local CSAB, including improved quality of existing Thai journals as well as the potential for greater visibility of Thai research. And, almost all attendees (94%) approved of the approach of the local CSAB, providing additional validation to the selections.
          The TRF appointed Professor Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, Head of Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre to implement and oversee the evaluation and selection process of locally published journals. During the symposium, attendees were exposed to Scopus' vision regarding a local CSAB and explore how main CSAB processes can then be mirrored in Thailand. The symposium was designed to be educational in nature to the CSAB's systematic and impartial journal selection process. For journals selected, full text of articles can be in the local language while all titles and abstracts have to be in English.
          "We believe a local CSAB will be a decisive step forward to the further development of research in Thailand," said Juliette Goetzee, Head of Marketing Relations Academic & Government products at Elsevier. "Research journals from Asia are becoming increasingly more important to the research community."
          This sentiment is echoed by the TRF. "A local board designated to guide the evaluation process of local journals will directly impact the Thai research community," commented Professor Dr. Narongrit. "The rate at which the research community is changing, the need for researchers to find all relevant literature for their scientific research is more important than ever."
          Professor Vudhipong Techadamrongsin, Deputy Director of The Thailand Research Fund (TRF), sees the Local CSAB as, "a means to improve the quality and exposure of Thai journals to the International community".


About Scopus CSAB
          The Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) is a group of 20 scientists and researchers and 10 subject librarians from all corners of the globe who represent the major scientific disciplines. Members work with the Scopus team to understand how the product is used and how it could be enhanced. Their recommendations directly influence the overall direction of Scopus and the prioritization of requests for new features. Their contribution leads to the content growth strategy to ensure Scopus content stays international, current and relevant.
          CSAB members are experts in their fields and have been invited to join the Board due to their extensive experience. They are visionary advisors who help shape the role Scopus will play in the future of scientific research.


About Scopus
          Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit www.info.scopus.com.
          In October 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) announced it would use Scopus Custom Data for its research, analysis and benchmarking work due to its broad international coverage, clean flexible data and advanced features. Australian Research Council (ARC) selected Scopus to provide citation information for the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative Cluster One evaluation. And of the top fifty universities, as ranked by Time Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, 50% of them depend on Scopus and the percentage increases each year.


About Elsevier
          Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com) and Cell (www.cell.com), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Scopus (www.scopus.com), Reaxys (www.reaxys.com), MD Consult (www.mdconsult.com) and Nursing Consult (www.nursingconsult.com), which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com) and MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com), which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
          A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information provider. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).