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Foreign writers consider many journals that have been indexed by DOAJ and Copernicus. Both are considered intermediate indexes at the international level.

That was the experience of the Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance (JEKI) from FBE UII when sharing in the FGD of UII Journal Managers on January 12, 2021 via Zoom Meeting. The Manager of Jurnal Komunikasi UII and Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC), international journal of Department of Communication Science also participate in this FGD. AJMC also have been indexed by Copernicus.

Heri Sudarsono, the manager of JEKI, even said that JEKI even gives fees to foreign writers when their journals are indexed in sinta 3. There are also criteria that writers do not have to pay to send a manuscript if they are foreign writers or collaborate with foreign writers. He executed the trick in order to spur an increase in the number of foreign writers in his journal.

There are many tricks and tips that can be imitated and applied to attract international writers to the journal. Apart from consistency in style and quality of writing both technically and in substance, journal indexes also need to be considered, as stated at the beginning of this writing.

According to Heri, the mapping of the typology of journals at UII is still only a few indexed by DOAJ and copernicus. “So this is why, in this FGD, it is important that we make this FGD to determine a forum to formulate a measurable and comprehensive strategy for the development of journals at UII,” said Heri, who also agreed by Eko Siswoyo, manager of the Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering (JSTL), who is also a moderator of this FGD.

According to Eko, there are two types of DOAJ indexes. “Reportedly, foreign writers pay more attention to the DOAJ index with the green tick,” he said. According to Eko’s monitoring, only 6 journals in UII that have been indexed by DOAJ. We have to level it up all our journal to be indexed by two of them.

Imam Djati Widodo, Vice Rector 2 of UII, said that he will continue to support the development of journals at UII, “For example, there was a proposal for OJS training, then yesterday we also supported and gives incentives at the end of each year for journals with good progress.” Some time ago, said Imam, at the end of 2020, the UII Rectorate gave grants selectively for the development of journals at UII, which amounted to around 20 to 50 million rupiah per journal.

At the end of the FGD, the journal managers from all over the UII finally agreed to encourage and commit themselves so that their journals could be indexed by DOAJ and copernicus. The hope is that if these two intermediate indexes have been achieved, writers at the international level will be more interested. The hope is that the university will facilitate, for example, with training and various supports as stated at the beginning.

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The Criteria for journals you manage to be indexed by Scopus, it must be specific. However, getting your UII journal indexed by Scopus is not a matter of specific names, but of scope. Of course, consistent use of English is also a major requirement.

“To be indexed by Scopus, it is not a matter of the name of the journal. But the content. In English, reviewers and writers are also plural,” said Dr. Lukman, ST, M. Hum, Secretary of the Central Java Region VI of  Higher Education Service Institute, in the UII’s Journal Training, on January 12th, 2021, via Zoom Conference.

Heri Sudarsono, manager of the Journal of Islamic Economics & Finance, guided the training with the theme “Improving Journal Management Quality Towards SINTA 2 Accreditation and the SCOPUS Index”.

Lukman also said the key to penetrating the Scopus index was to pay attention to two things. First from a technical point of view: the quality of the style and format editing. Then the second is in terms of substance: quality of content and writing ideas.

According to him, what is meant by being specific for Scopus indexing is not a matter of name, but the specific scope of it. “Even so, it would be nice to make a specific journal name,” he added later.

Consistency in technical editing and substance of writing seems to be the first step even when you want the journal to be indexed in any index. The neatness of journal management, clarity of functions among journal managers, the duties of editors, and clear duties of reviewers are also requirements for journals to become references for the authors.

The management of the Asian Journal of Media and Communication (AJMC) has also shown consistency. This international journal in Communications Department has been indexed by Copernicus. The step towards Scopus, as Lukman said, is certainly a little easy step forward. Apart from that, the AJMC journal is already in English consistently and involves various foreign writers. Meanwhile, the Jurnal Komunikasi (UII Communication Journal) is heading towards re-accreditation towards indexed by Sinta 3 (National Journal Accreditation index level 3)  in the coming months.

Participants also asked Lukman, as an expert on publications and journals at the Ministry of Research and Technology / National Agency for Research and Technology about the role of editors and reviewers and consistency in editing journal manuscripts. According to Lukman, editors can write in their own journals, as long as the reviewers are not themselves. But you should avoid writing in your own journal, so don’t only dare at your own turf, Lukman explained.

Lukman added that the editor’s job is to make writing so that it is technically pleasing. “Correction of conformity with the environment is the task of editors, not reviewers.”

Meanwhile, reviewers check whether the writing has a state of the art, has an impact and in a nutshell, “reviewers make their writing easy to read, not check semicolons and language style,” said Lukman.

Participants are also expected to learn from examples of journals that have been indexed by Scopus. For example in the use of cross-linking. Journals indexed by Scopus / Elsevier must have Cross-linking, he said. Cross-linking links refers to their original sources. “You can see and imitate the elsevier journals’s standard, how do you see it in the manuscript,” said Lukman.

Shouldn’t the journal manager change the writing style? Another question arose. According to Lukman, it is permissible for journals to change their writing style, but it must be consistent.

Then if everything has been fixed, consistency has been carried out, what are the next steps? “If the provisions are in place, immediately check the readiness and submit it on “Ready for Scopus” website, immediately. But don’t be sure without all the preparations and register at Ready for Scopus, it will be rejected,” said Lukman. “Most journal incidents in Indonesia arose, so yesterday there was an impression that Indonesia must be careless, hopefully it was not from UII.”

Lukman gave a closing message and impression to the training participants who were all journal managers at UII. “Ladies and gentlemen, must understand the instruments in Arjuna and the provisions of Sinta. It must be consistent, thorough, and observant. Between one volume and the next, whether the writing is consistent with the style, writing, and quality of the editing with an affinity. Be careful.”

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Teatime 16th edition will invite:

Rini Asmiyati – Global Entrepreneur Returnee

(Alumni of communication Science Department, batch 2015)

The next International Program of Communication’s Teatime

Seeking For Unforgotten Experiences Through Being Intern

(An Experience in Wonderful City Jaipur, India)

Live On Instagram


Friday, October, 16th, 2020
Start at 4pm (UTC+7)

Keep update on IGTV

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Google for Media: Strengthening Democracy through informed journalists and citizens – Webinar

Discuss with these Speaker:

Wahyu Dhyatmika, Editor in Chief Majalah TEMPO and Sekretaris Jenderal AMSI (Asosisasi Media Siber Indonesia)

Septiaji Eko Nugroho, Ketua Presidium MAFINDO (Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia)

Revolusi Riza, Head Of News Gathering CNN Indonesia TV and Sekretaris Jenderal AJI (Aliansi Jurnalis Independen)

For a discussion about:
Fighting the common enemy of misinformation

Senin, 26 Oktober 2020
Pukul 13.00-15.00WIB

Youtube Channel: Google Indonesia


Komunikasi UII yang bervisi communication for empowerment. Kami berupaya melakukan manajemen pengetahuan dengan menjadi pusat informasi dan knowledge untuk mendukung pengembangan keilmuan dan kapasitas mahasiswa dan warga akademik Komunikasi UII. Mahasiwa san warga akademik yang fokus pada kajian jurnalisme, PR, kajian media, dan media kreatif, dapat merujuk pada konten ini demi pengayaan pengetahuan. Konten ini bertujuan edukasi dan nonprofit. #knowledgeproject #kliping

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Ekosistem film di Kalimantan belum berkembang dan bisa dibilang sama sekali tidak ada. Padahal Kalimantan memiliki harta cerita yang melimpah meski kurangnya wawasan mengenai ekosistem dan tradisi film. Itu dulu, sebelum Ade mulai merintis budaya film di sana. Ade Hidayat, Alumni Komunikasi UII angkatan 2005, menceritakannya pengalamannya ini pada pemirsa live Instagram IP Komunikasi UII (@ip.communication.uii).

Paparannya tersebut disampaikan dalam acara bincang-bincang rutin “Teatime” episode ke-12 pada 18 September 2020. Acara yang dipandu M. Iskandar T. Gunawan, Laboran Laboratorium Komunikasi UII, ini juga mengulik pengalaman Ade Hidayat yang inspiratif. Misal bagaimana ia merakit keterampilannya di bidang film sejak masih kuliah di semester awal.

Kisahnya menunjukkan Ade bukan pemain baru dalam dunia film. Ia juga  merupakan pionir sejak aktifitasnya di komunitas perfilman di Komunikasi UII beberapa tahun silam dengan membangun Kompor.kom (komunitas mahasiswa di bidang film). Kisahnya melambung hingga cerita tentang kegigihannya membangun budaya perfilman di kampung halamannya.

Kurangnya komunitas dan orang orang yang peduli dengan ekosistem film adalah isu yang paling penting mengapa Ade ingin menghidupkan ekosistem film di kalimantan. Menghidupkan ekosistem perfilman yang dilakukan Ade tidak secepat itu membuahkan hasil. Ia membutuhkan waktu tujuh tahun lamanya.

Selama 2 tahun mengamati ekosistem film di kalimantan, Ade akhirnya mendapatkan teman yang sesuai dengan semangatnya. Mulanya ia membuat Screening Film dan peta besar rencana kegiatan perfilman. Ini , makan waktu lima tahun. Tahun pertama, ia membuat program yang bernama Ngofi. Tahun kedua, tahun edukasi film. Tahun ketiga, ia bikin produksi film sederhana. Lalu pada tahun keempat,  produksi film dilakukan kembali sekaligus menggencarkan distribusinya. Sayangnya, rencana di tahun kelima mandeg terhalang oleh pandemi Covid-19.

Produksi Film dan Konsistensi

Semangat Ade tak muncul begitu saja. Banyak juga sineas di daerah lain juga memengaruhi. Misalnya, film Makassar yang berjudul Uang Panai yang menelan biaya produksi sekira 450 juta rupiah.  Target penonton film produksi lokal tersebut bisa menyentuh angka 550 ribu penonton.

Tak hanya itu, Uang Panai mendapatkan penghargaan khusus untuk Film Produksi Daerah dari Indonesian Box Office Movie Award (IBOMA) pada 2017. Dari sini Ade Hidayat merasa termotivasi dan akhirnya merintis ekosistem film di kalimantan. Harapannya, kelak ia dan sineas di kalimantan memiliki film yang pantas dikenal di seluruh Indonesia bahkan Dunia.

Singkat cerita, Ade kini dapat merasakan budaya perfilman yang kental di daerahnya. Tentu itu tak muncul dari ruang hampa. Kunci sukses Ade dalam dunia film terletak bagaimana selama kuliah ia menciptakan jejaring sosial, kerjasama, serta mempunyai target agar tetap konsisten. Komunikasi adalah kunci dari semuanya,” ujar Ade.

Gunawan, Host dalam diskusi ini, mengatakan pandangan senada. Kuliah adalah ladang mengolah relasi, latihan bekerjasama, dan tidak lupa konsistensi. “Ambil pengalaman sebanyak-banyaknya selama berada di dunia kampus,” pungkas Gunawan.


Writer: Ridwan Ainurrahman, Mahasiswa Ilmu Komunikasi UII 2016, Magang di International Program Komunikasi UII.

Editor: A. Pambudi W.

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The film ecosystem in Kalimantan is underdeveloped and arguably non-existent. In fact, Kalimantan has abundant storytelling despite the lack of insight into the ecosystem and film traditions. That was before Ade started pioneering the film culture there. Ade Hidayat, UII Communications Alumni, class of 2005, shared his experience with live viewers of UII’s IP Communications Instagram (@ ip.communication.uii).

His presentation was delivered in the 12th episode of the routine talk show “Teatime” on September 18, 2020. The event hosted by M. Iskandar T. Gunawan, UII Communication Laboratory Assistant, also explored Ade Hidayat’s inspirational experience. For example, how he assembled his skills in film since he was in college in the first semester.

The story shows Ade is not a new player in the world of film. He is also a pioneer since his activities in the film community at UII Communication Department several years ago by building Kompor.kom (student community in film). His story soared to the story of his persistence in building a film culture in his hometown.

Lack of community and people who care about the film ecosystem is the most important issue why Ade wants to revive the film ecosystem in Kalimantan. Turning on the film ecosystem that Ade did not produce results so quickly. It took him seven years.

For 2 years observing the film ecosystem in Kalimantan, Ade finally got friends who matched his passion. Initially he made film screenings and a large map of film activity plans. This took five years. The first year, he created a program called Ngofi. (film talks) The second year, the film education year. The third year, he made a simple film production. Then in the fourth year, film production was carried out again and at the same time intensified its distribution. Unfortunately, the plans for the fifth year have stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Consistency of Film Production

Ade’s spirit did not just appear. Many filmmakers in other areas also influenced it. For example, the Makassar film entitled Uang Panai, which cost about 450 million rupiah to produce. The target audience for this local film production can reach 550 thousand viewers.

Not only that, Uang Panai received a special award for Regional Film Production from the Indonesian Box Office Movie Award (IBOMA) in 2017. Ade Hidayat felt motivated and finally pioneered the film ecosystem in Kalimantan with Uang Panai’s success. The hope is that someday all the filmmakers in Kalimantan have films that deserve to be known throughout Indonesia and even the world.

In simple ways, Ade can now experience the strong film culture in the area. Absolutely, it doesn’t come out of a vacuum. The key to Ade’s success in the world of film lies in how during college he created social networks, collaborations, and has goals to stay consistent. “Communication is the key to everything, ”said Ade.

Gunawan, the Host in this discussion, shared a similar view. Lecture is a field to cultivate relationships, practice collaboration, and not forgetting consistency. “Get as much experience as possible while in the world of campus,” concluded Gunawan.


Writer: Ridwan Ainurrahman, UII Communication Science Student 2016, Internship at the UII International Communication Program.

Editor: A. Pambudi W.


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In order to welcome all of you as the new IPC family, We present an event entitled Academic & Study Skill. This event is still included in the series of welcoming to the all of 2020 IPC students.

This Academic & Study Skill event is held to help IPC new students as a provision of how to adapt to the college life and as a preparation for you to become a global future leader.  This series of Academic & Study Skill events will be filled by @hermanfelanitandjung . The program will be divided into two days which start from 3 – 4 October 2020. Per each day we will be having different topics and these are the topics that will be carried out at this year’s Academic & Study Skills:

1. How to be Global Student in the time of Pandemics
2. Global Experience And Global Skills As Future Global Leaders

In addition, there will be briefings from the UII Learning Center.  This series of events is mandatory for new IPC students in 2020 and is open to IPC students of 2018 & 2019 class.

So prepare yourself, don’t miss this event because we’ll be having a good time and getting a lot of insightful information.

See you IPC Friends!

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Teatime 14th edition will invite:

Nadia Wasta Utami – Lecturer of Departemen of Communication Science UII

The next International Program of Communication’s Teatime

Master Your Public Speaking Skills Now to Boost Your Confidence

Live On Instagram


Friday, September, 25th, 2020
Start at 3pm (UTC+7)Keep update on IGTV


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On Sept, 23, 2020 at 1 PM, the UII Communication Science Department welcomed new students of UII. Vadhiya as Host and Jiany as Co-Host accompanied this conversation via Zoom Meeting Conference Application. This event in particular will introduce what the Department of Communication Science is about. Department of Communication Science holds an online “Welcoming Day”  to welcome New Students 2020 during the Pandemic

Around 250 new students (new students) of communication science dept. participated in this event. Lecturers, alumni, and the international students in the International Communication Program (IP), the Dean, and communication students generally took part. It was opened by reading the Quran by Ibrahim, a student of Communication Science, batch 2019. There was also religious and educational motivation delivered by the Dean of FPSB UII, Dr. H. Fuad Nashori, S.Psi., M.Si., M.Ag., Psikolog. He explained about the spirit of studying and self-provision in the future as well as improving himself as an UII student.

Head of the UII Department of Communication Science, Puji Hariyanti also gave a welcome and enthusiasm for online lectures that students will face in the future. Furthermore, Ms. Shorlihah (UII Communications Science Alumni, 2015) and Ms. Suwaibah (2019 IP Communications Student) from Thailand also shared their experiences of studying at UII. During his time at IPC, staff, lecturers and students always help, she said. “The main difficulty I get is the language problem, even so my friends helped me,” said Shorlihah.

After the opening was enough, The event continued with the video session. Discusses what the Department of Communication Science is. Explaining communication has 4 areas of interest. Programs and Curricula that exist in communication. Including also introduction to research activities and community service activities. The introduction of the lecturers and staff of the communication science department also showed on introductory video broadcast through the zoom application. Then continue the Q&A (Questions and Answer) event.

One of the freshmen asked about the P2A (Passage to Assean) program. Ida Nuraini explained that P2A is a workshop program and cultural studies held in ASEAN countries. The first P2A, for example, in 2018, students at several Asean campuses, including UII Communications Science Department, went on trips and photography competitions in 3 ASEAN countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia. This program seeks to increase understanding across cultures without borders.

A similar testimony was also expressed by Annisa Putri Jiany as the 2015 alumni of Communication Science and P2A program. She has gained a lot of experience in 3 different countries, and has made friends that are still ongoing. Other questions emerged. For example, what communities are in the communication science dept.? Will it interfere with lectures? Iven as an alumni of Communication Science class 2016 explained that the compulsory courses that are obtained are also related to the community. Therefore, activities in the community actually support lecture activities. Communities at Communication Science dept. can add to our relationships and not interfere with lectures. “In fact, it adds to the advantage of being in a community, because we can immediately practice our knowledge that we got in class,” said Iven Sumardiantoro.


Author: Ridwan Ainurrahman, UII Communication Science Intern. Class of 2016

Editor: A. Pambudi W.


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How to Adjust to Online Lecture with Department of Communication Science

Studying while still in high school is certainly very different after going to the world of higher education. Lecturers are not gods. This means that students are required to study independently with a different learning system. The role of a lecturer is only to accompany and guide students, and of course students must be aware from the start: higher education students are different from ordinary students such as when they were in junior high or high school.

That was the message conveyed by Herman Felani, UII Lecturer in Department of Communications Science, who also focuses on film research studies and American cultural studies. Herman gave many of these messages and guidelines for new students of the 2020 class at an event entitled “Welcoming day” on Wednesday (23/9). This event is also a provision for new students to encounter online lectures because of pandemic.

New Student Responses: from the Pandemic to Online Lecture

This briefing is carried out using the Mentimeter Application. This application that can conduct surveys as well as presentations and games finds many findings. Currently the majority of freshperson remain on the island of Java. Most freshperson choose Communication Science of UII because the majors are fun and have broad job prospects. From the data of 1186 freshperson of UII 2020 Communication applicants (as of September 22, 2020) only 256 were selected to become  Communication Science students. UII Communication Science is the favorite department at UII and therefore all the freshperson feel motivated.

Meanwhile, the feelings of new students when they are collected are also in this min application. During this pandemic, most freshmen felt sad and bored. Various obstacles arise. For example signals and also finance. Need to spend more. “Sad, difficult to signal, bored and no life,” said the new student who wrote his name Bedul, from Majalengka.

Herman Felani explained that students are required to take online lectures and learn about this latest learning system. According to him, freshmen class 2020 are a visual generation and millennial. Apart from its various drawbacks, those that are obtained from online classes also have advantages. For example, opening up unlimited teamwork opportunities. Make assignments together with other students, other study programs, other campuses, and even other countries. Meanwhile, being in communication science department, students can exchange opinions with lecturers without being awkward.

This can be provided, such as by providing video recommendations, YouTube channels, podcasts, and so on. For him, said Herman, lecturers and students are colleagues. Not God and his servant. Herman also shared alternative sources to get E-books and documentary films as a medium for student learning. This can become student capital in navigating synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Herman said that this class of 2020 was the first strong student generation to attend lectures with a full online system. “This is the demand of the times, be sure there will be a lesson,” said Herman encouragingly.

Nothing Will Work Unless You Do,” Herman wrote on his screen, quoting the wise words of anAfro American writer, Maya Angelou. This quote was made in order to motivate Communication Science of UII students from batch 2020. After that, the event ended with questions and answers and distributing interesting merchandise for the best questioners. Of course, don’t forget to take a photo together to commemorate the moment of Welcoming Day, year 2020.


Author: Ridwan Ainurrahman, UII Communication Science Internship Student. Class of 2016

Editor: A. Pambudi W.