SATISFACTION WITH APPROPRIATED TECHNIQUES IN SELECTING ACADEMIC JOURNALS FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION OF LECTURERS IN FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY.
This research aimed to study on the satisfaction level of lecturers in Faculty of
Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU), with the techniques
used to select academic journals for their international publication. The research employed
quantitative method by using questionnaires as the tool of this study with the number of 83
from the total of 104 lecturers in the Faculty as the sample by simple random sampling
technique. Statistics used to analyze data consisted of frequency, percentage (%), mean ( X )
and standard deviation (S.D.). As a result of the study, it was found that 1) 65.1% of the
samples were female, 61.5% were aged between 31-40 years, 65.1% were graduated in
doctoral degree, and 37.3% were between 5-9 years of their working period at SSRU; and 2)
Satisfaction as a whole of the sample with appropriated techniques used to select academic
journals for international publication was at high level ( X = 4.04). When considering by
items separately, it showed that the highest satisfaction of the sample was on quality of the
journal ( X = 4.33) followed by information of the journal ( X = 4.17) and rights for author
after article publication in the journal ( X = 4.04), respectively.