Fresh from receiving the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)’s Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) status award, the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (IJAPS) is now to be included in Thomson Reuter’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
ESCI is an extended platform established by Thomson Reuters, where journals included in this database continue to be considered for inclusion in Web of ScienceTM (WoS) Core Collection products such as Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE), the Social Sciences Citation Index® (SSCI), and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index® (AHCI).
A journal in ESCI is searchable, discoverable, and citable; authors and researchers get real-time insight into a journal’s citation performance while the content is considered for inclusion in other WoS collections. Journals are selected based on a number of criteria, including journal quality, importance to the academic community, and coverage of emerging scientific fields.
IJAPS is among the first batch of 23 Malaysia-based academic journals that gains acceptance to ESCI.
Three other journals published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press) are also included in the ESCI: Asian Academy of Management Journal, Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance, and Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences.