Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) succeeded to earn the Intellectual Award from Directorate General of Research and Development, Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education as an institution with the most productive publication in SINTA (Science and Technology Index). This award was directly handed by the Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Prof. H. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak., towards UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng. in the peak of the National Technology Awakening Day in Makassar on Thursday (10/8).
“UGM keeps trying to publish its research in reputable scientific journals and other communication media, as well as consistently works to encourage the implementation of research result to be functional products for fulfilling the community necessities by building cooperation with alumni and partners of UGM,” said UGM Rector on Friday (11/8).
Panut said this achievement is a meaningful thing which shows the quality of research in UGM. However, the research is not supposed to only stop in scientific publication but also being realized into products that are beneficial for the nation.
SINTA is a science and technology portal which is developed by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education that aims to evaluate and measure work performance of lecturers and journal management institutions as well as monitoring their productivity. Currently, UGM journal achieves the highest citation number in Google Scholar with 117,407 citations and becomes the second rank in Scopus citation with 3,295 citations.
Aside from earning the most productive publication award, one of UGM journals, Gadjah Mada International Journal of Business (Gama IJB) also earned an award as the best scientific journal. The journal which is organized by Faculty of Economics and Business UGM is one of three UGM journals that have obtained international accreditation and indexed by Scopus.
The Head of UGM Publication Agency, Widodo, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D. said the Intellectual Award is not the first award earned by UGM regarding the quality of scientific publication. This year, UGM is the first institution to earn an award as the best electronic journal from the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education.
“In January, we also earned an award from Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, thus this intellectual award is the third award earned by UGM regarding scientific publication. It is our achievement, the result of UGM academic community’s hard work,” said Widodo.
Widodo said UGM currently has as many as 60 active journals which are organized by various work units in UGM. As many as 54 journals have been indexed by SINTA, 44 journals are indexed by Google Scholar, and 24 of them have obtained accreditation from Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education.
Despite having obtained a recognition at national level, Widodo said in the near future, UGM through UGM Publishing Agency will keep conducting various programs in order to encourage the quality enhancement of UGM journals so that more journals can obtain accreditation at international level and the journals are known by researchers from other countries.
“We always routinely hold various workshops, training, starting from journal management, open journal system management, accreditation, indexation, etc., that can be used to increase the quality of our journals. Those are expected to encourage the publication of UGM research and increase UGM reputation in an international publication,” he added.