Editor's Workshop for Asean Citation Index (ACI) ณ ประเทศพม่า (6 มี.ค. 60)

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

6th March 2017 At the Diamond Jubilee Hall, Pyay Road, Yangon, Myanmar

          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 Myanmar entitled “Research Journal Editors’s Workshop for ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) in Myanmar", it was jointly organized by the National Education Policy Commission of Myanmar, the TCI Centre and the Thai Office of Higher Education Commission on March 6, 2017 at the Diamond Jubilee Hall, Pyay Rd., Myanmar. There were 163 editors, editorial team, lecturers, and supporting staff from many universities around Myanmar, e.g. Arts & Science University, University of Medicines, University of Engineering, University of Computer Sciences, University of Education, University of Economics, Yangon University of Foreign Languages, and Education Colleges, attended the Workshop.

          For the program of the Editor’s Workshop, Dr. Myo Myint, Chairman of the National Education Policy Commission delivered the opening remark, followed by the introductory remark delivered by Dr. Yi Yi Maw, Pro-Rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages who also serves as the ACI Steering Committee for Myanmar. 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 ACI Website. The speakers were Prof. Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, Chairman of the ACI Steering Committee, and Dr. Nongyao Sripromsuk, ACI Steering Committee for Thailand. In the afternoon, Prof.Dr. Myint Lwin, Rector of Kyaukse University and the ACI Steering Committee shared his experiences on the 4th ACI Steering Committee Meeting where he attended with the participants. The last session was the Editor’s workshop on “Journal evaluation for possible inclusion in the ACI” where Prof.Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop and his team were the speakers and facilitators. It was found that, there was one journal, the Myanmar Health Science Research Journal, had high potential to be indexed in the ACI after making some revisions as suggested. The program of the Editor’s Workshop in Myanmar is showed below. More...  

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