The Research, Innovation, and Community Service Unit, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, University of Indonesia (FIA UI) again held the webinar “Don’t Give Up on Your Publication Process” on Friday (18/2/2022) at 14.00 to 16.00 WIB.

The webinar began with remarks from the Vice Dean for Education, Research, and Student Affairs, FIA UI, Dr. Fibria Indriati, M.Si or often called Mba Indri. Mba Indri said that this webinar was an effort to help students and lecturers to know how to submit and follow up articles from the review stage to publication. “This time we will get a lesson in writing a Q1 journal from Mr. Teguh,” said Mba Indri.

This webinar was moderated by Dra. Maria Eurelia, M. S. Ak. FIA UI cooperates with Dr. Teguh Kurniawan, M.Sc to raise the topic of a journal writing webinar for the purpose of publication this time.

Teguh started his material by emphasizing the need for strong motivation to be able to write an article for publication in Q1 and Q2. He explained that in this webinar, he would emphasize practical matters referring to his experience in writing and submitting journals. “Writing a journal and then getting rejected is normal. Do not give up! Try to fix it and try submitting it again in another journal,” he said, motivating the webinar participants.

Furthermore, Teguh explained the importance of journal writing for several parties. For colleges or universities, journals support the performance and reputation of universities that will determine the ranking of universities in the world. Meanwhile, for lecturers, journals will serve as a condition for obtaining a good academic career. “For students to get the value of scientific publications as a graduation requirement,” he concluded.

It is known, Teguh explained how to find and adjust articles to be submitted by showing a demo through a zoom meeting. He emphasized that journal selection is very vital. He explained that it is important to know whether the article that has been written can be published in the journal in question or not. “Be careful in choosing a journal. Do not let the writing is already good, later submit it in the wrong journal. Besides, there are a lot of academic criminals now.”

Teguh also quoted Wendy Laura Belcher’s statement that it took about 12 weeks to prepare article submissions to journals. It’s a long time, but it has to be done. “The point is don’t give up, if you are given a task, it must be done well. It’s better to drown than to return to the mainland'” said Teguh.

He explained several reasons why an article was rejected by the journal. Among them are not focusing on the research topic, technical problems of the journal, being too defensive, problematic methods, language problems, unclear arguments, and many other reasons.

To avoid this, there are several things that must be considered, namely by following the writing provisions of the journal. In addition, it is necessary to do professional proofreading to overcome the language barrier. In fact, he said that he had used the services of a proofreader several times, which generally cost quite a bit. “You have to be enthusiastic in the revision process, emphasize improvements according to the reviewer’s request, be patient and don’t give up,” he said.

The seminar process took place interactively where several webinar participants asked Mr. Teguh questions. One of them is Ixora Lundia Suwaryono, S.Sos. “What about Mas Teguh’s experience for proofreaders from Indonesia or from outside?” he asked.

Teguh also answered firmly that he used a proofreader from abroad, but still adjusted to the request of the journal in question.

This webinar was attended by 80 participants from postgraduate students, doctoral students, and lecturers who want to know how to submit articles to journals so that they can be published.

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