The number and quality of lecturer’s research in Indonesia are increasing from year to year. Not many of published research, however, have made it to international journals as they are not indexed by international indexing agencies. This was stated by Director General for Research and Community Service in the Higher Learning Directorate, Prof. Agus Subekti, M.Sc., Ph. D, keynote speaker in the 5th national workshop: Research Management and Community Service, Wednesday (31/10), at Hotel Santika Yogyakarta.
Agus said that at least 90 thousands of journals have been publicised in Indonesia, but less than 1% has been published in international journals.
“Actually, there are many publications already here, but only 0.7% has been acknowledged internationally,” he explained.
Agus mentioned that the Indonesian lecturers’ publications have not passed selection to international journals as they have not yet been indexed by international scientific indexing agencies.
To do so, Indonesian lecturers need to improve in terms of writing methods or journal publication. Also, it is important to point out programme packages such as open source and so on to enlarge the chance to be indexed internationally.
“It is not the number or quality, compared to those in other countries such as Malaysia, many of our journals are better. Not a few, however, have yet to improve production method,” Agus said.
Previously, Vice Rector for Research and Community Service of UGM, Prof. Dr. Suratman,M.Sc., said that research at higher learning has to be at the forefront of nation building. Research has to be able to produce useful benefits for society, nation or private sector or industry. “Researchers are expected not only to do research but also implement it for community service to give solutions to problems existing among society,” he described.