Publication Requires Research

Kompas, page 12

The obligation for scientific publications for graduate students and lecturers indeed needs to be grown. However, these efforts should be in line with the increase in quality research and adequate research budget.

Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro, said in Jakarta, Tuesday (28/3) that the increase in scientific publications through graduate students, especially doctoral programs, could be realized if starting from lecturers to professors at universities (PT) are increasingly stronger in publications.

To update science/knowledge, constantly evolving research is required. There needs to be research incentives for lecturers. Hence, increases in research budget should be a commitment.  In practice in the world’s universities, said Satryo, increased publications involving the collaboration of faculty (professors) with doctoral students is prevalent.  Professors could apply for research according to their field (of expertise) to the government, PT, or private sector so that research funding could be obtained.

Meanwhile, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, State University of Jakarta (UNJ) Muchlis Rantoni Luddin said graduate students at the PT were obliged to publish papers in scientific journals.   S-3 students, he added, must penetrate Scopus indexed international journals, while the S-2 students should at least publish in accredited national journals.

Similar to UNJ, Rector of State University of Medan Syawal Gultom also said graduate students since 2017 are required to publish scientific papers in quality international journals.

Director General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Intan Ahmad explained, writing scientific papers is a future investment for students, faculty, higher education institutions, and the state.

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