Editor's Workshop for Asean Citation Index (ACI) ณ ประเทศลาว (13 มี.ค. 60)

Minutes of the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) Editor’s Workshop in Lao PDR

13th March 2017 At Room 213, President Building, the National University of Laos, Lao PDR

          According to the minute of the 3rd Steering Committee Meeting in Bangkok on September 10, 2015, the ACI Secretariat proposed and committed to run a workshop for editors in each member countries to create awareness of the importance of the ACI and also share the ACI journal selection criteria for better understanding among the ASEAN editors. Last year, the ACI Secretariat run 4 Editor Workshops in 4 countries, namely Cambodia (on March 18th, 2016), the Philippines (on April 1st, 2016), Malaysia (on April 19th, 2016) and Vietnam (on June 22nd, 2016). The Workshop was jointly funded by Ministry of Education or other related government agencies in each country, Thai-Journal Citation Index, and Office of Higher Education Commission of Thailand. All the 4 workshops were successful, particularly in creating better understanding of the ACI’s journal selection criteria.

          This year (2017), the first and second Editor Workshops were held in Myanmar and Lao on March 6th and March 13th, 2017, respectively.

          With respect to the Editor’s Workshop for ACI in Lao, it was jointly organized by the National University of Lao, the TCI Centre and the Thai Office of Higher Education Commission on March 13, 2017 at the National University of Laos. There were 31 editors, editorial team, lecturers, and supporting staff from many universities and research institutes around Lao, e.g. National University of Laos, Savannakhet University, University of Health Sciences, Academy of Political and Public Administration, National Social Science Research Institute, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute, and National Economic Research Institute.

          For the program, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Phosy Chanhming, ACI Steering Committee for Lao, PDR gave an introductory remark to Assoc.Prof.Dr. Somchanh Bounphanmy, Vice President of the National University of Laos (NUOL), who delivered the Opening Remark. The next sessions in the morning related to many aspects of ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), e.g. What is ACI?, Why ACI?, Journal Selection Criteria for ACI and the ACI Website where Dr. Nongyao Sripromsuk, ACI Steering Committee for Thailand was the speaker. In the afternoon, the Editor’s workshop on “Journal evaluation for possible inclusion in the ACI” was run by Dr. Nongyao Sripromsuk and Assoc.Prof. Teerasak Markpin. It was found that, there was one journal, the Lao Medical Journal, had high potential to be indexed in the ACI after some revisions as suggested. The program of the Editor’s Workshop in Lao is showed below. More...  

The atmosphere of the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) Editor’s Workshop in Lao