The Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network (GMSARN) was founded followed an agreement among the founding GMS country institutions signed on 26 January 2001, based on resolutions reached at the Greater Mekong Subregional Development Workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 10 – 11 November 1999. GMSARN was composed of eleven of the region’s top-ranking academic and research institutions. GMSARN carries out activities in the following areas: human resources development, joint research, and dissemination of information and intellectual assets generated in the GMS. GMSARN seeks to ensure that the holistic intellectual knowledge and assets generated, developed and maintained are shared by organizations within the region. Primary emphasis is placed on complementary linkages between technological and socioeconomic development issues. Currently, GMSARN is sponsored by Royal Thai Government.

GMSARN International Journal is dedicated to advanced and applied knowledge in environment, energy, and sustainable development by the rigorous examination and analysis of theories and good practices, and to encourage innovations needed to establish a successful approach to solve an identified problem. In particular, the authors of published papers are from many countries, especially from Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries consisting of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. However, authors outside the GMS region are also welcome to submit their contributions if their works fall into the aims and scope of this journal.

The GMSARN current member institutions are the Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand; Guangxi University, Guangxi Province, China; Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; The Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand; Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan Province, China; Nakhon Phanom University, Nakon Phanom Province, Thailand; National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos PDR; The Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand; Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand; Yangon Technological University, Yangon, Myanmar; and Yunnan University, Yunnan Province, China and another associate members are Mekong River Commission, Vientiane, Laos PDR; Naresuan University, Phitsanulok Province, Thailand. In relation to GMSARN International Journal, AIT is serving as a secretariat to GMSARN and responsible for managing the GMSARN International Journal.