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Workshop on Scientific Journal Publications indexed in Scopus

In order to upgrade the academic quality in publishing the international scientific publications, Department of Geography Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta sent several delegations to participate in worlshop and discussion about “Strategy to penetrate the scientific publications indexed in Scopus”. This event was held by Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat (LPPM) Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta with Dr. Istadi, ST.,MT. from Universitas Diponegoro as speaker.

Dr. Istadi, ST.,MT. is one of expert staff of assistant rector in UNDIP and head of website development devision UPT Puskom UNDIP. So far, speaker has succeded to bring his journal, electric journal Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, entering the scientific publication in Scopus. In other hand, speaker is also one of the international journal reviewers in Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and American Chemical Society.

In the first session of this discussion, the speaker underlines the rangking of Indonesian articles indexed in Scopus. Until now, Indonesia still stagnant under Malaysia and Singapore. Recently, Malaysia has succeded to lead the number of articles and journals indexed in Scopus in Southeast Asia region because Malaysia have prepared all research facilities for several years ago to support the researchers produce more high quaility papers and articles. It was truly preceived by speaker during his postgraduate study in Malaysia.

Why we should choose Scopus? There are a lot of benefits by publishing our papers and articles in Scopus, both institution and personal advantages. One possible advantage is sharing function, Scopus is one of online media journals that can be used for international interaction media between authors and audiences. The new findings and recent methods can be delivered through Scopus, therefore the particular science bloom rapidly. In the other hand, the citation record in Scopus System also gives high contribution in both institution and author imaging. The more articles are registered in Scopus and cited, the more h-index Scopus we get. It means, the name of institution or authors has gained international recognition among academics. Accordingly, the speker suggest to all audiences to pay attention on writting the institution affiliation in every papers and articles, because it is very usefull to increase the h-index on Scopus.

Speaker also said that it is not to easy to penetrate the Scientific publication in Scopus. It need strong motivation and perseverance of journals management. Based on the speaker experiences, there are several tips to penetrate the scientific publication in Scopus. It can be read and downloaded in this link

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