FOS hosts 1st Editors’ Workshop for ASEAN Citation Index and Scopus in Brunei




On the 6th September 2018, the Faculty of Science and Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) jointly organised the 1st Editors’ Workshop for ASEAN Citation Index and Scopus in Brunei.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Dr. Chin Wei Keh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, welcoming the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) steering committee, led by Professor Dr Nongyao Sripromsuk, The ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) secretariat. Dr. Chin expressed his hope that the workshop will lead to inclusion of more Bruneian journals into being indexed in ACI.

Also speaking during the ceremony was Dr Abby Tan Chee Hong, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, updating the committee of the status of UBD journals. This was followed by a brief introduction of Universiti Teknologi Brunei, presented by Professor Dr. Zuruzi Abu Samah, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research) of Universiti Teknologi Brunei.


The 1st Editors’ Workshop for ASEAN Citation Index and Scopus in Brunei was officiated by Dr. Chin Wei Keh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, pictured here receiving a token of appreciation from Dr Abby Tan Chee Hong, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam.



A total of 45 participants attended the workshop and 4 research journals from different disciplines were brought in for evaluation. During the workshop, journal editors, university academics and administrators were provided an insight into the journal evaluation criteria process and the collaboration of ACI with Elsevier. There were also evaluations of 2 journal titles (still in active status: Scientia Bruneiana and Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal) from UBD conducted during the workshop by the participants in order to identify titles suitable for submission, and titles that require improvements on certain criteria.

Overall, the workshop was very well received by participants, providing editors with key areas to work on in order to get indexed with ACI. For UBD, the two evaluated journals have nearly achieved their target to be indexed under ACI and hence will work towards the ACI indexing and eventually Scopus indexing.


: Dr. Chin Wei Keh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) of Brunei’s Ministry of Education, the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) steering committee, led by Professor Dr Nongyao Sripromsuk, Dr Abby Tan Chee Hong, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Research) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Professor Dr. Zuruzi Abu Samah, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research) of Universiti Teknologi Brunei, FOS organising committee led by Dr. Lim Lee Hoon, Dean of FOS, UTB organising committee and participants of the workshop.