UNAIR NEWS – In its effort to reach Top 500 World Class University, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) through Scientific Publication and Journal Development Center (PPJPI) keeps boosting its scientific articles and journals, either accredited at national or international level.
On July 14, two UNAIR journals were accredited by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). They were “Berkala Ilmu Kesehatan Kulit dan Kelamin (BIKKK): Periodical of Dermatology and Venereology Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR)” and “Mozaik Humaniora Faculty of Humanities UNAIR”. Both journals were accredited B.
“Both accredited journals were the printed ones. We always assist on the procedure improvement such as editing, layout, and articles’ substantial quality. We always supervise,” said Dr. Prihartini Widiyanti, drg., M.Kes, as the Head of UNAIR PPJPI. “We also supervise them when they start accessing OJS (Open Journal System, red),” Yanti added.
Yanti said that there were many problems to prepare the accreditations as accuracy and patience needed to prepare accreditation process in details. Besides, health problems of the journal management due to tiring preparation also made a problem.
“But I need to give a thumb up as both journals and also the institutions, FK or FIB are really conducive. So we really support them, any of their needs we tried to fulfill,” said Yanti.
After the national accreditation, Yanti explained the next plan, indexing to DOAJ and Scopus (international indexing organization). Before OJS is popular, they were still in printed version with conventional management and printed by the publisher and then circulated.
“We have to make this journal accessible and be specific on certain field, so there’s new scientific nuance to learn. The challenge is to promote digitalization to the journal management, we are introducing it,” said Yanti.
Yanti hoped that PPJPI’s guidance can expand the journals’ management knowledge to the betterment. “We’re going to push nationally accredited journals to international accreditation. If not yet nationally accredited, we submit them. If there aren’t any reviews, we’re going to teach them how to review well,” she said. (*)
Author : Dilan Salsabila
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