Journal of International Buddhist Studies: Announcements https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs <h3><span style="color: #c07f00;">Journal of International Buddhist Studies is now included in Scopus!</span></h3> <p>We are delighted to share that the "Journal of International Buddhist Studies" is now included in the Scopus database. Our sincere thanks go to <a href="https://tci-thailand.org/eng/?page_id=1541">the TCI-TSRI-Scopus Collaboration Project (Phase 2)</a>, the Thai-Journal Citation Index <a href="https://tci-thailand.org/">(TCI)</a> Center, and our local board for their crucial feedback which has significantly improved the quality of our journal. Our editorial team remains dedicated to providing timely updates to our valued authors and readers. Thank you for your continued support on our journey!<br />------------------------------------------------- - - - -<br />The Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS) is an open-access journal. We publish substantive academic articles on various topics in Buddhist Studies. All the articles published are peer-reviewed by at least two experts via the double-blinded review system.</p> <table style="width: 90%;" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">Full Edition Title:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span style="font-size: small;">Journal of International Buddhist Studies</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">The frequency of Issue:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD">Twice a year in June and December</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">ISSN:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span class="style43" style="font-size: small;">1906-6244</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">e-ISSN:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span class="style43" style="font-size: small;">2586-9620</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">Publisher:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span style="font-size: small;">Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">Language:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span style="font-size: small;">English</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style44" align="right" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFAF4"><span style="font-size: small;">Since:</span></td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"> </td> <td class="journalInfo" bgcolor="#FDFDFD"><span style="font-size: small;">2009</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div id="content"> <div id="journalDescription"> <h3><span style="color: #c07f00;">Aims and Scope</span></h3> JIBS <span style="font-size: 0.875rem; font-family: 'Noto Sans', 'Noto Kufi Arabic', -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic articles that foster dialogue and understanding among Buddhist scholars worldwide. It serves as a platform for disseminating innovative and impactful research, promoting academic rigor, and intellectual enquiry within Buddhist studies.</span> <p> The scope of JIBS encompasses a wide range of topics related to Buddhism, including philosophy, psychology, ethics, meditation, mindfulness, social engagement, interfaith dialogue, and the intersection of Buddhism with other disciplines such as science, psychology, and education. JIBS welcomes submissions from researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world on topics including:</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong><img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/leaf.png" alt="" width="20" height="20" /> <span style="color: #684501;"> Buddhist Practices on Mental Health and Well-being<br /></span></strong> This topic explores how Buddhist teachings and practices align with scientific findings and psychological theories, offering insights into mindfulness, meditation, and the effects of Buddhist practices on mental health and well-being. </p> <p><strong> <img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/leaf.png" alt="" width="20" height="20" /> <span style="color: #684501;">Buddhist Principles in Social Engagement and Ethical Decision-making<br /></span></strong> This area examines how Buddhist teachings can address social and environmental issues, promoting compassion, sustainability, and social justice. It explores topics such as engaged Buddhism, Buddhist perspectives on environmental ethics, and the role of Buddhist values in shaping ethical leadership and decision-making processes. </p> <p><strong> <img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/leaf.png" alt="" width="20" height="20" /> <span style="color: #684501;">The Concept of Buddhist Wisdom<br /></span></strong> Buddhist knowledge is collected, analyzed, synthesized, and compared among various wisdom traditions with an emphasis on Buddhist knowledge contained in the Tripitaka Buddhist scriptures to further Buddhist insights and practice.</p> <p><strong> <img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/leaf.png" alt="" width="20" height="20" /> <span style="color: #684501;">Other related Buddhist Studies</span></strong> (Religious Studies, Social Sciences, and Arts &amp; Humanities)</p> </div> </div> en-US Sat, 09 Dec 2023 11:06:23 +0700 OJS 3.3.0.8 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 JIBS Activities: Scopus Journal Quality Meeting with TCI https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/23 <p>The editorial team of the Journal of International Buddhist Studies, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phrakhru Sutikittibundit, participated in a meeting titled "Guidelines for Enhancing Journal Quality After Inclusion in the Scopus Database." This meeting took place on Friday, December 8, 2023, at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT).</p> <p>During the meeting, Prof. Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, the Head of TCI Center, who possesses extensive experience in collaborating with Scopus and improving journal quality within the Scopus database, shared valuable insights into the development guidelines for journals that have been accepted into the Scopus database. Participants also had the opportunity to learn from the successful journey of the journal "rEFLections," which transitioned from Tier 2 in the TCI database to a Q2 ranking in the Scopus database through the TCI-TSRI-Scopus project.</p> <p><img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/white-elegant-kitchen-collection-facebook-post-7.png" alt="" width="940" height="788" /></p> https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/23 Sat, 09 Dec 2023 11:06:23 +0700 JIBS Activities: 2nd System Development and Quality Improvement of Thai Journals Indexed in Scopus, Phase 2 https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/22 <p>The editorial team of JIBS participated in a meeting related to the "The 2nd System Development and Quality Improvement of Thai Journals Indexed in Scopus, Phase 2" project. This event was organized by the Thai Journal Citation Index Center (TCI) Center in collaboration with several organizations, including Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), Science Technology and Innovation Policy Institute (STIPI), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), and the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC).</p> <p>The meeting occurred on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Eastin Grand Hotel in Phayathai. It brought together journal editors and the working group associated with the project, with a total of 250 participants representing 93 journals.</p> <p>During the meeting, Dr. Kanyawim Keeratikorn, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), inaugurated the proceedings. She emphasized the importance of the TCI Center, which operates under the auspices of KMUTT and receives support from STIPI and NECTEC. This collaborative effort seeks to elevate the quality of Thai journals.</p> <p>Prof. Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, Head of the Thai Journal Citation Index Center, delivered a presentation on the "Progress on Quality Improvement of Thai Journals Indexed in Scopus (2017-present)." He elaborated on the broader objectives of the TCI-TSRI-Scopus Collaboration Project Phases 1 and 2, underlining the imperative of enhancing journal quality, increasing research article output, and raising the quartile ranking of Thai journals within the Scopus database. The overarching aim is to gain international recognition for Thai journals while fostering an understanding of the Thai Local Board's evaluation process.</p> <p>Prof. Richard Whatmore, hailing from the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom, provided insights into "Scopus journal selection criteria: what are expected from CSAB when evaluating local journals for indexing Scopus?" He elucidated the criteria used to assess journals for Scopus indexing, with a strong emphasis on internationalization. Key criteria encompassed original research, international focus, research identity, review policies, abstracts, bibliographies, ethics, and national profile (PIRRABEN). Prof. Whatmore also underscored the advantages of Scopus indexing, including expanded global access for researchers and enhanced collaboration opportunities.</p> <p>Prof. Richard Whatmore continued his presentation with "Tips 1: How CSAB evaluates non-English journals for Scopus inclusion" and "Tips 2: How local journals in Scopus maintain or improve quality." He delved into the possibility of including non-English journals in Scopus and strategies for upholding article quality. Factors influencing journal quality encompassed publication frequency, peer review, internationality, accessibility, and ethical publishing practices. For journals in local languages, he suggested designating article abstracts as "Extended Abstracts" to facilitate broader accessibility.</p> <p>Lastly, Dr. Nongyao Sripromsuk, Assistant Head of the Thai Journal Citation Index Center, presented performance analysis findings for 48 journals involved in the TCI-TSRI-Scopus Collaboration Project Phase 1 in 2023. The analysis entailed a comparison of seven metrics from SciVal spanning the period from 2017 to 2023, offering valuable insights into the project's progress.<img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/white-elegant-kitchen-collection-facebook-post-6.png" /></p> https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/22 Sat, 21 Oct 2023 02:01:29 +0700 JIBS Activities: Submitting JIBS to the Scopus database https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/21 <div class="xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">The TCI project aims to enhance the quality of Thai journals for inclusion in the Scopus database from 2023 to 2025. The goal is to have at least 40 Thai journals accepted into Scopus within three years, with a faster evaluation process than usual.</div> </div> <div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"> <div dir="auto">On Tuesday, 3 October 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, at the meeting room 9 of the Office of the rector, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) Bangmod Campus, Prof. Dr. Narongrit Sombatsompop, the head of TCI (Thai-Journal Citation Index) Center, invited Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phrakhrusutthikittibundit, the editor-in-chief, and his Journal of International Buddhist Studies team, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Damrong Adulritthikul, a member of the local board for the project, will participate in a meeting for submitting the journal to the Scopus database.</div> <div dir="auto"><img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/white-elegant-kitchen-collection-facebook-post-5.png" alt="" width="940" height="788" /></div> </div> https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/21 Tue, 03 Oct 2023 22:33:36 +0700 JIBS Activities: TCI-TSRI-Scopus Project Seminar: Enhancing Journal Quality for Scopus Inclusion https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/20 <p>On March 16, 2023, Phrakhru Sutthikittibundit and Phramaha Kriangsak Indapanno participated in the 1st Seminar of the TCI-TSRI-Scopus Collaboration Project, Phase 3 (2023-2025), held at the Eastin Grand Sathorn Hotel in Bangkok. The main purpose of this event was to gain insights into how journals are assessed for possible inclusion in the Scopus database, with Scopus experts directly contributing their insights. Additionally, it aimed to clarify the expectations of journal reviewers across different subject areas within Scopus.</p> <p><img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/white-elegant-kitchen-collection-facebook-post-3.png" alt="" /></p> https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/20 Sat, 23 Sep 2023 22:51:54 +0700 JIBS Activities: Participation in the 14th Academic Conference on Thai Academic Journal Quality Development Network https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/19 <p>On March 15, 2023, Phramaha Kriangsak Indapanno, associate editor of the Journal of International Buddhist Studies attended the 14th Thai Academic Journal Quality Development Network Academic Conference on Thai Academic Journal Quality Development Network. This conference aimed to inform attendees about national research policies and efforts to enhance the quality of Thai academic journals. Additionally, they were present for the announcement of the draft evaluation standards for journals aiming to be included in the Thai Citation Index (TCI) in the upcoming cycle. The conference was held at the Royal Jubilee Ballroom, Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province.</p> <p><img src="https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/public/site/images/kriangsak/white-elegant-kitchen-collection-facebook-post-4.png" alt="" width="940" height="788" /></p> https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/announcement/view/19 Fri, 22 Sep 2023 21:52:10 +0700