Six researchers from University of Malaya (UM) are among the 20 selected recipients for the 2016 Malaysia Rising Star Awards for their outstanding achievements and performance in research. The Malaysia’s Rising Star Award (MRSA) and National Research Publications Incentive Scheme (CREAM) 2016 were held on 1 November 2016 at Marriott Putrajaya. All the awards were presented by YB Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia.
Recipients for the awards were nominated and selected by Clarivate Analytics (Formerly known as Thompson Reuters) and Elsevier based on their merits and distinctions. Clarivate Analytics awarded researchers in Frontier Researcher, Young Researcher and Highly Cited Review categories; while Elsevier awarded researchers in Women in Science and International Collaboration categories.
The Frontier Researcher Award is awarded to researchers who produced world's highly cited articles in new fields of research, while Young Researcher Award is awarded to researchers of below forty years old producing world's top 5% most cited articles. The Highly Cited Review, on the other hand, is awarded to prolific researchers and scientists producing world's top 1% highly cited review papers. Meanwhile, Women in Science Award recognizes world's top 10% most cited publications by Malaysian women researchers and scientists, and lastly, the International Collaboration Award is awarded to the world's top 10% most cited publications by local researchers involved in international research collaboration.
The six UM researchers are: Prof. Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim and Prof. Dr. Sulaiman Wadi Harun (International Collaboration category), Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Ali Hashim (Highly Cited Review category) Dr. Che Hang Seng (Frontier Researcher category), and Dr. Ong Hwai Chyuan and Dr. Huang Nay Ming (Young Researcher category). UM is also named as one of the recipients for Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.
At the same event, 4 in-house journals published by UM received the CREAM (Current Research in Malaysia) status. CREAM status was introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education and it recognizes the accomplishment of local scholarly journals showing remarkable performance in international database. The Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science (MJLIS) and Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) were awarded for the category for journals indexing in Web of Science (WoS), while Institutions and Economics Journal and Asian Journal of Business & Accounting were the recipients for journals indexing in Scopus category.
The Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science (MJLIS) publishes three times a year by the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. The journal publishes original research articles in the field of library and information science (LIS) as well related domains that encapsulate information and knowledge. It also encourages contribution about professional policies, practices, principles and progress in the LIS fields. The journal aims to provide a forum for communications amongst LIS professionals especially within the Asia Pacific region, to introduce new concepts, methodologies, systems and technology.
The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) publishes original articles based on professional policies, practices, principles and progress in the field of information and communication technologies. Paper can be submitted to MJCS throughout the year.
Institutions and Economies journal is devoted to promoting scholarly work that uses evolutionary approaches to examine social, political and economic change, and path-dependent, cumulative and multi-faceted drivers of institutions and institutional change, as well as societal development. The journal also has a strong interest in scientific papers that use empirical evidence to analytically examine institutions and institutional change in the Least Developed Countries.
Finally, the Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (AJBA) is an international refereed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Business and Accountancy. AJBA aims to publish scholarly business researches that are relevant to Malaysia and the Asian region. It intends to highlight the practical implications in promoting better business decision making process and the formulation of public policy in Asia.