Malaysian Journals indexed in the Web of Science

The Web of Science (WOS) is a citation database which has 8,718 journal titles indexed in it. To date, only 12 journals from Malaysia have made their way into WOS and this equates to 0.14% of total journal titles indexed.

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The following is a list of the Malaysian journals which includes their ISSN and publisher. Two of the journals, namely the Malaysian Journal of Computer Science and the Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science are from our very own University of Malaya.

  1.  AlShajarah (ISSN 13946870) – International Islamic University Malaysia
  2. Asian Myrmecology (ISSN 19851944) – Penerbit UMS
  3. AsiaPacific Journal of Public Health (ISSN 10105395) – Asia Pacific Academic Consortium Public Health & SAGE Publication
  4. Bulletin of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society (ISSN 01266705) – Malaysian Mathematical Society
  5. Journal of Oil Palm Research (ISSN 15112780) – Malaysian Palm Oil Board
  6. Journal of Rubber Research (ISSN 15111768) – Lembaga Getah Malaysia
  7. Journal of Tropical Forest Science (ISSN 01281283) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia
  8. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 01279084) – University of Malaya
  9. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science (ISSN 13946234) – University of Malaya
  10. Neurology Asia (ISSN 18236138) – ASEAN Neurological Association
  11. Sains Malaysiana (ISSN 01266039) – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  12. Tropical Biomedicine (ISSN 01275720) – Malaysian Society of Parasitology andTropical Medicine

Dr Nor Edzan Che Nasir
Chief Librarian
UM Library
27 March 2015

Indian Studies Library: Collection, Service and Facilities

The Indian Studies Library is located on the 4th floor of Za’ba Memorial Library. Indian Studies Library has a total collection of 40,000 titles up to date, which reflects the studies and teaching in Indian Studies field. The library provides collection in Tamil, comprising of books, textbooks, AV materials (cassettes, CD, DVD), theses, conference papers, reference collection (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbook, etc.), newspapers and journals.

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Low Usage of Library Print Collection

University of Malaya Library spends more than ten million ringgit annually in maintaining and developing library collection. Out of which 1.5 million is allocated for print materials. Annual growth and rise in purchasing cost is tremendous, however is not reflected in the increase in loans. In contrary, circulation rate of print collection is low and declining. Therefore, the return on investment (ROI) is unjustifiable.

The Library conducts annual user survey to gather feedback from users for the improvement of the library.  One of the common feedbacks received is related to collection; “shortage of library collection – both electronic and print collection” and “print collections is not up to date”!! It shows that there is a need for library collection. BUT, Why it doesn’t reflect in the loan rate?

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