“Jurnal Komunikasi”: UII will Give an Award to Trigger The Academic Journal Quality Improvement

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Journal management is a challenging matter. It is a job that requires persistence and an accurate strategy. Especially now that journals are also included in the vortex of ‘competition’ in the middle of the information universe of the digital era. One of the differences among hundreds of journals in Indonesia, national journals can use the SINTA index from the Ministry of Education and Culture and Research and Technology.

Therefore, on July 22, 2022, DPPM UII (Research Directorate at UII) invited all journal managers at UII to learn about journal management. This opportunity was used simultaneously to consult with presenters from the arjuna team of the Ministry of Education and Culture regarding the constraints and conditions of their journal in achieving the SINTA indexation.

Prof. Jaka Nugraha, Deputy Chancellor 1 of UII, said that his party admits that managing journals is difficult. Therefore, UII division I have designed a strategy so that there is an award and mechanism for the journal. “We are currently planning to provide incentives to journal managers who have succeeded in increasing their SINTA,” Jaka said in his speech.

“Later, the hope is with this, especially for managers, to improve performance. We hope that the enthusiasm for improving the quality of journal management, not only getting quality articles, including from the system, how to understand the algorithm for obtaining sinta indexation, we need to understand more clearly. Hopefully the requirements and mechanisms can be we fulfill it completely and there will be no more problems in indexing Sinta,” hoped Prof. Jaka closed his remarks.

Yoga Dwi Arianda, the speaker of this workshop, was also present to give several messages. Yoga is the Coordinator of Scientific Journals and Publications, Directorate of research, technology and community service, Ministry of Education and Culture. He invited all journal managers to achieve the SINTA 1 predicate because only half of the total journals at UII have been accredited. “Meanwhile, in SINTA 1 in Indonesia, there are only under ten journals whose accreditation results are Sinta 1. Because the others are SINTA 1 results from SCOPUS, not purely from the results of accreditation like the EJEM Journal at UII,” added Yoga.

The UII Communication Journal, which is now SINTA 2 predicated, is also considered to have the potential to get SINTA 1 from the results of pure accreditation, not the result of conversion from SCOPUS.