Lindström’s Tips on Writing an International Journal

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The international journal writing workshop is one of a series of The 5th Conference on Communication, Culture and Media Studies (CCCMS) from April, 14 until 16, 2019 at the FPCS UII’s Auditorium. The program was moderated by Herman Felani Tandjung and Kati Lindström as the speaker. Lindström is a Landscape Semiotic experts from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. On this occasion, hundreds of participants attended both from the conference and invited participants. This event was held to familiarize and give Lindström a chance to share experiences on journal writing internationally.

Lindström said the stages of writing an international journal must be observed properly. Publisher standards also should not be overlooked. First, prepare themes and writings carefully with credible sources. Be careful with self plagiarism. After the preparation stage is complete, the next step is to choose a journal that matches the theme we are writing about. Is it relevant, is the example given right. After that, the submitting or registration process can be done. After submitting, the review stage is entered. At this stage what needs to be done is to discuss with the reviewer and open views and input.

In this workshop Lindström also received several questions. For example the questions of participants from Lambung Mangkurat University. He asked if it was possible to send two journal articles to two different journals. “No, that’s not allowed, take your manuscript back if it’s taking too long in one journal publisher,” Lindström said. Then he asked again, “my journal article disappeared, I have searched it digitally but not found.” According to Lindström, that is impossible. “It must be in the Scopus database, you can track it there,” Lindström said.

Tips and tricks

Lindström suggests many things. For example, “Keep writing everyday an hour. At the last automatically (eventually you will feel accustomed to writing automatically). Never a week because you will forget. (Not until a week, because you can just forgot your idea), “Lindström said. According to Lindström why it has to be every day, because starting is more difficult. But we should also enjoy it. “its hard if you don’t enjoy that,” Lindström suggested. There is also another question, why should I write in an international journal registered with Scopus?” Scopus is more attraction, a lot more people to read. On Scopus there will be more people interested in reading our work,” She said.