1. PSU Journals

Since 1979, PSU has supported research publication by creating PSU journals. In the beginning, besides academic articles, the journals also included news and academic news as well. In 1981, Professor Vijarn Panit, M.D., served as a chief editor who reformed the format of the journals into a complete academic journal, which published only academic articles. The journals also emphasized quality of the articles to be published and accepted both articles from all around Thailand and other countries. The journals were published quarterly (4 publications/year). However, since the journals accepted articles from all disciplines, the publication offers too much diversity in content. Therefore, in 1992, the university divided the journals into 3 disciplines – science and technology, medicine and social science and humanities.

Each of the journals has its own development, as shown in the following:

1) Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST)

Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST) was developed from PSU Journals, Science and Technology edition. Today, the Journal is considered an international publication, included in databases like Scopus, WorldCat, DOAJ, MAqistri SCholared, Sci Finder and is to be included in ISIS database in the future. Based on Journal Ranking by SCImago Journal Rang (SJR), which ranks international journals in Scopus database, SJST is at number 10,965 out of 18,854. As for in Thailand, SJR placed SJST at number 10, though other journals placed in higher rank were found to be discipline specific hence were searched more frequently. SJST is ranked in the higher rank among university’s journals.

SJST has celebrated its 34th years of publication and is the first journal to publish every 2 months (6 publications/year). It is also the only journal in Thailand to use Scholar One system to evaluate online articles, which speeds up the reviewing process. 

More details at www.sjst.psu.ac.th

or direct any questions to Ms. Aussani Sribenchapon and Ms. Mutita Wareerat
at Journal Management Office Tel. 0-7428-6959 E-mail: sjst@psu.ac.th

2) Songklanagarind Medical Journal (SMJ)

Songklanagarin Medical Journal (SMJ) is a medical and health science journal, published every 2 months (6 publications/year) and just celebrated its 30th year. Based on Thai Journal Citation Index, Office of the Higher Education Commission has approved SMJ to be a national science and technology journal. The journal is under the responsibility of Faculty of Medicine.

More details at http://medinfo.psu.ac.th/smj2/smje.htm

or direct any questions to Ms. Kamolthip Suwanthawee
Tel: 0-7445-1159 E-mail: skamolth@medicine.psu.ac.th 

3) Songklanakarin Journal of Social Science and Humanities (SJSH)

Songklanakarin Journal of Social Science and Humanities (SJSH) has been published every 2 months (6 publications/year) for total of 18 years to date. Based on Thai Journal Citation Index, Office of the Higher Education Commission has approved SMJ to be a national social science and humanities journal. The journal is under the responsibility of Faculty of Medicine.

More details at http://kaekae.oas.psu.ac.th/ojs/psuhsej/

or direct any questions to Ms. Benjamas ratanapong
Tel. 0-7333-1251 E-mail: psu.sh.journal@hotmail.com


Date: 10 Jan.2013


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