FST UNAIR Professor Shares Tips and Tricks for Writing Scientific Journals

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Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si provides material related to journal writing and publication.
Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si provides material related to journal writing and publication. (Photo: Sukma Cindra)

UNAIR NEWS – In the era of globalization, information develops rapidly. So does science, there are always interesting new things to research and develop.

As an academic, it is an obligation to always upgrade information and develop new research. In order to bring benefit for many people, it is important to publish the results of the research, one way is through a journal.

Through the seminar entitled “Successful Publication in International Journals”, Prof. Dr. Moh. Yasin, M.Si, a professor of Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Universitas Airlangga, shared some tips and tricks for writing in a journal. In front of the seminar participants, Prof. Yasin explained many things related to journal writing and publication.

According to Prof. Yasin, the first step in writing a scientific journal, data used must be checked. Before being published as a scientific journal, it must be ensured that they are are valid and accountable.

After making sure the data is valid, the author must also prepare a graph or table for presentation of data. Not only about data, the writing structure must be considered so that readers can understand the scientific journal easily.

In addition, before writing and publishing articles in journals, Prof. Yasin suggested reading many journals from various authors so that we can find out the correct pattern of journal writing.

“To be more focused, we must apply one idea to one paper so that the topics discussed in the journal will not deviate. Even though the method used in the experiment is more than one, the main topic of the journal must be fixed, “he explained.

For beginner writers, they may create a table or framework beforehand. This essay framework can make it easier for writers to structure their scientific journals.

After writing a journal paper, the author is advised to send the manuscript to the editor and reviewer first. Editors and reviewers can help writers to correct the script and provide input.

“We can also share written journals to colleagues and ask for their responses. The response from reviewer must also be considered, “he added.

The event “Successful Publication in International Journals” was held by Universitas Airlangga Library on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The event was attended by fifty-four participants. This seminar presents experts to share information related to journal writing and publication. (*)

Author: Sukma Cindra Pratiwi

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh


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