Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI)
Centre:
Overview, Experiences and Future Development
Prof. Narongrit Sombatsompop (PhD)
17 February 2011
King Mongkut’s Uni. of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre
Thailand
TCI – Thai-Journal Citation Index
King Mongkut’s University of
Technology Thonburi
Thammasat University
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TCI has been financially supported by
Office of the Higher Education Commission
(OHEC), Ministry of Education
The Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
King Mongkut’s University of Technology
Thonburi (KMUTT)
Thammasat University (TU)
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Before TCI (Year 2000).
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No Thai databases to collect Thai and local articles.
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No citations of any published articles recorded.
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The major aim was to publish and disseminate their own staffs papers for
their own academic promotions.
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Most Thai journals did not have strong peer review process and some had
never peer review at all.
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Most journals could not publish articles in timely manner.
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There were multi-formats and -styles in one journal.
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No journal evaluation processes had ever taken place for Thai-Journals.
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Most articles have never been cited, mostly self-citations.
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Never used any local publications and citations for budget allocations.
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There had never had any symposia or conferences for journal editors to
meet and share their publishing or editorship experiences.
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Missions of the TCI Centre
1. Collect published articles and citations for Thai journals,
and develop search and retrieval tools in the form of
sustainable TCI database [link]
2. Report the Thai journal impact factors on a yearly basis in
the same way as those provided by ISI [link]
3. Conduct scientometrics research in related issues and
publish articles regularly in national and international
journals [link]
4. Provide academic and social services as well as training
and consultancy on how to improve the journal quality
across the country [link]
5. Seek partnership with related organizations both locally
and internationally [link]
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Social impacts of TCI
 Thailand has its own online database which contains not only
bibliographic records of journal articles, but also the citations
 Thai articles have greater visibilities (more Thai journals indexed
in ISI and Scopus, higher impact factors, more citations,
authorships).
 More online publications of Thai journals.
 Based on citation records and the impact factors, some of the
journals have much higher submissions, whereas some had to
terminate themselves due to too low submissions.
 TCI organizes an annual forum for Thai editors (about 200 editors
each year) to update publishing news and policies, and also to
exchange ideas and experiences on how to run better scholarly
journals.
 TCI’s database supports the HEIs, and funding agencies for
quality assurance evaluations, research assessment exercises,
academic promotions, funding allocations.
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Examples of specific impacts
TCI (as of 2011)
 The Bangkok University and other many universities (>10 univ)
set their policies that only Thai articles indexed in TCI are
accepted for academic promotions.
 The Thailand Research Fund (One of the biggest research
funding agencies) annually assesses the research performance
of instiutions and universities financially supported by using the
citations and the Thai-journal impact factors of TCI to grade the
journals as well as the published articles.
 The office for National Education Standards and Quality
Assessment (Public Organization) assesses the research
performances of all Thai universities by giving higher weights for
Thai articles indexed by TCI Centre.
 More than 20 universities in Thailand award their researchers (in
cash) who publish their works in specific international databases
(ISI, Scopus and PubMed) for international articles and the TCI
database for national articles. (Ex. Thammasart, Chulalongkorn,
Taksin, Mahanakorn universities).
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Current challenges faced by TCI
• Best articles still go to international journals. Thus, citations of
Thai articles are low. Best professors still do not publish their
works in Thai.
• Most journals are produced in faculty and/or university levels,
thus the publishing policies are dependent on its own
administrators.
• Most editors are commissioned by duty and doing editorship
work part-time.
• Thai journals still publish in different formats – difficult to merge
them.
• Most thai journals(articles) still have low visibilities (citations) by
regional and international peers, mainly due to the language.
Most citations are within Thailand.
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TCI homepage
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TCI search
Search by titles, authors (citing and cited), journal names, affiliations.
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General search (by titles)
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= Authors
= Time cited
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General search (by titles)
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Cited search (by author)
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Cited search (by author)
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TCI journal selection process
Editors submit 3 back issues of the journal +
management information (such as review
process, no. of issues, Editorial contents) to TCI
TCI considers the journal
issues based on TCI
journal selection criteria
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Contact the editors
with results
YES
Contact the editors
with results
Record bibliographic and citation data
of the submitted journals into the TCI
database
Announce T-JIF on the 15th of July every
year
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Criteria for TCI inclusion
• Submitted journals must be published within Thailand.
• The journal age must be 3 years minimum.
• Journal issues must be published on time (one issue delay allowed)
as stated in the Editorial and journal policies.
• All articles must be peer-reviewed before accepting for publication.
• All articles must have abstracts in Thai and English.
• All articles should have cited references.
• Journal must have reliable and active editorial board members.
PS: There is a slight difference for social science journals (such as
book reviews).
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Coverage and Number of journal titles
in TCI database
• Stored bibliographic records of articles since 1991Present
• Number of journals titles :
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in 2004
in 2005
in 2006
In 2007
in 2008
in 2009
in 2010
in 2011
= 100
= 126
= 166
= 295
= 332
= 347
= 377
= 428
titles (S&T)
titles (S&T)
titles (S&T)
titles (S&T + H&SS)
titles (S&T + H&SS)
titles (S&T + H&SS)
titles (S&T + H&SS), 72,000 articles
titles (S&T + H&SS), 90,000 articles
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TCI impact factors of Thai Journals
between 2002-2007
1.400
TJIF 2009
TJIF 2008
1.200
TJIF 2007
TJIF 2006
1.000
TJIF 2005
TJIF 2004
TJIF 2003
0.800
TJIF
TJIF 2002
0.600
0.400
0.200
0.000
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Journal titles titles
120
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160
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Top10 journals in terms of TCI impact
factors in 2009 (S&T journals)
Rank
Journal Titles
TCI impact factors
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J Nurse Assoc Thailand, North-Eastern Div
1.327
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J Nursing Sci & Health
0.519
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Journal of Mental Health of Thailand
0.341
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Journal of Health Systems Research
0.316
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Journal of Medical Technology and Physical Therapy
0.314
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Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand
0.284
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Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany)
0.269
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Vajira Medical Journal
0.215
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Thai Journal of Nursing Research
0.204
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Journal of Sports Science and Health
0.200
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The Public Health Journal of Burapha University
0.200
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Top10 journals in terms of TCI impact
factors in 2008 (S&T journals)
Rank
Journal Titles
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J Nurse Assoc Thailand, North-Eastern Div
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J Nursing Sci & Health
TCI impact factors
0.750
0.468
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J Health Systems Res
Asian Biomedicine
Public Health J Burapha Univ
Silpakorn University Sci & Tech Journal
0.433
0.408
0.333
0.300
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J Medical Tech & Physical Therapy
J Med Assoc Thai
J Nursing Sci Naresuan Univ
0.256
0.239
0.238
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J Psychiatric Assoc Thailand
0.235
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TCI publications
International Journals (11 papers, since 2002)
1. Research Productivity, Impact and Excellence of ASEAN Countries and
Universities using Standard Bibliometric Analysis: A Case Study of Energy and
Fuel Field (2011) Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science, (in press).
[JIF = 0.533]
2. Research Performance Evaluations of Thailand National Research Universities
during 2007-2009 (2010) Information Development 26 (4) 303-313.
3. Relationship on Research Publications and Productivity-Export Volumes for Natural
Rubber (2009). Scientometrics 81(2): 393-405. [JIF = 2.328]
4. Redistributed Random Sampling Method for Categorizing Materials Research
Publication from SCI Database: Metallurgy and Polymer Subfields (2008).
Scientometrics 78(1): 13-21. [JIF = 2.328]
5. Article-Count Impact Factor of Materials Science Journals in SCI Database (2008).
Scientometrics 75(2): 251-261. [JIF = 2.328]
6. Categorization and Trend of Materials Science Research from Science Citation
Index (SCI) Database: A Case Study of Ceramics, Metallurgy, and Polymer
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Subfields
(2007). Scientometrics 71(2): 283-302. [JIF = 2.328]
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TCI publications
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Scientific Evaluations of Citation Quality of International Research Articles in the
SCI Database: Thailand Case Study. (2006) Scientometrics 66 (3): 521-535. [JIF
= 2.328]
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An Evaluation of Research Performance for Different Subject Categories using
Impact Factor Point Average (IFPA) Index: Thailand Case Study. (2005)
Scientometrics, 65 (3): 293-305. [JIF = 2.328]
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Making an Equality of ISI Impact Factors for Different Subject Fields. (2005)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 56 (7):
676-683. [JIF = 1.954]
10. A Modified Method for Calculating the Impact Factors of Journals in ISI Journal
Citation Reports. (2004) Scientometrics, 60 (2): 217-235. [JIF = 2.328]
11. A Citation Report of Thai Academic Journals During 1996-2000. (2002)
Scientometrics, 55 (3): 445-462. [JIF = 2.328]
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5 national symposia for Thai editors
1st Symposium on “Thai-Journal Impact Factors and Brainstorming on
Quality of Thai Journal”, March 20, 2004, Mahidol University, Bangkok
2nd Symposium on “Thai-Journal Database Development and its Journal
Selection Criteria”, November 26th 2005, Asia Hotel, Bangkok.
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5 national symposia for Thai editors (cont.)
3rd TCI Symposium on Impacts of Thai Scholarly Journals, August 15th 2008, Maruay
Garden, Bangkok
4th TCI Symposium on Thai Scholarly Journals + Local CSAB with Elsevier, August
20-21st 2009, Century Park Hotel, Bangkok.
5th TCI Symposium on Thai Scholarly Journals: Journal Integration Platform, EJournals, and Submission of Thai Journals into SCOPUS Database, September 1011th 2010, Century Park Hotel, Bangkok.
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Guest speakers
• Year 2011
• Year 2010
• Year 2009
• Year 2008
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events
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 How to run a good journal?
 Use of Journal Impact Factors & h-and
g-indices in Research Evaluations.
 How to improve the quality of
academic journals?
 How to write an International Journal Paper?
 Publications from Graduate Thesis and Journal Impact Factors
 How to write research proposal?
 Why and How to Publish a Paper?
 EndNote
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TCI and SCOPUS Partnership
• Co-hosted with Elsevier for a symposium with all thai
editors, TRF and CHE. (August 2009). [Link]
• 27 prominent Thai professors in all disciplines have
been approved by SCOPUS (September 2010) [Link]
• Local CSAB has been re-named to “Expert Content
Selection & Advisory Committee of Thailand”, ECSAC of Thailand”
• Have started evaluating the submitted Thai journals
to be indexed in SCOPUS since 2010.
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Co-hosting with Elsevier
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Co-hosting with Elsevier
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ECSAC of Thailand with Scopus
14 National Subject Chairs
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Names
Professor Dr. Peerasak Srinives
Assistant Professor Vudhipong Techadamrongsin
Professor Prasit Futrakul
Professor Dr. Amara Prasithrathsint
Professor Dr. Jaturon Thirawat
Prof.Dr. Mongkol Thechakumphu
Professor Dr Yongyuth Yuthavong
Associate Professor Dr. Mathuros Ruchirawat
Professor Dr Vicharn Panich
Professor Dr Narongrit Sombatsompop
Professor Dr. Narasri Vaivanijkul
Professor Dr. Naksitte Coovattanachai
Professor Dr. Thanawat Jarupongsakul
Professor Dr. Prachum Suwattee
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ECSAC of Thailand with Scopus
13 National Board Member
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Names
Professor Dr. Sawasd Tantaratana
Professor Dr. Pratchaya Wesarat
Professor Dr. Vimolsiddhi Horayangkura
Professor Dr. Suthat Yoksan
Professor Dr. Yodhathai Thebtaranonth
Professor Dr. Vichai Boonsaeng
Professor Dr. M.R. Jisnuson Svasti
Professor Dr. Visut Baimai
Professor Dr. Suwilai Premsrirat
Professor Dr. Yongwimon Lenbury
Professor Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit
Dr. Nongyao Premkamolnetr
Assistance Professor Teerasak Markpin
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Current activities (2011-2012)
• Routine works (key-in, JIF, research and services).
• TCI-SCOPUS-TRF Journal Awards
• Quality monitoring and evaluation process for TCI journals (to
approve, pending and reject).
• Start evaluating some Thai journals for inclusion in SCOPUS
(14 in total and only 3 passed through).
• Online Journal System (OJS) for Thai Journals.
• TCI database will consider indexing the research works
having social and industrial impacts.
• TCI#6 symposium (20 May 2011) Link
• ASEAN Citation Index Database (ACI) development Link
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Highlights for TCI#6 symposium
(20 May 2011)
• Lessons learned and the results of Thai journal evaluations by
ECSAC of Thailand for inclusion in SCOPUS By ECSAC Members
• Invited talk on “How to make journal as quality enhancer in
research?“ By Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier
• Winner Announcement of the TCI-SCOPUS-TRF (TST) Journal
Awards By Chief Executive Officers of TRF and Elsevier
• Announcement for Quality Evaluations for Thai Journals indexed in
TCI : Rationale, Impact, and the Criteria By TCI Centre
• Lessons learned and practical set-up for Online Journal System for
Thai journals By TCI Centre and voluntary editors
• Brain storming and discussion on TCI for social and industrial uses
By all participants
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ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) centre
Time to disseminate the ASEAN findings to the world
BCI (Brunei Citation Index)
VCI
(VietNam Citation Index)
CCI (Cambodia Citation Index)
TCI
(Thailand Citation Index)
ICI (Indonesia Citation Index)
ACI
SCI
(Singapore Citation Index)
LCI (Laos Citation Index)
PCI
(Philippines Citation Index)
MCI (Malaysia Citation Index)
MnCI
(Myanmar Citation Index)
National databases will provide full-texts in both English and native languages
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Linkage of ACI and other databases
BCI
CCI
SCOPUS
ICI
LCI
ACI
MCI
Thomson reuters
MnCI
PCI
Other databases
SCI
VCI
TCI
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Immediate benefits
• Our own regional database.
• Research findings and strengths by ASEAN
researchers become more visible (citations, impact
etc).
• More and better information for assessing research
performance evaluations for any purposes.
• Better performance rankings for ASEAN institutions.
• Students can use the ACI for university selections
for their further studies in ASEAN universities.
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Thank you for your kind attention
Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Centre
(Thailand)
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