Warm greeting from Publication Management and Services(PMS) Universitas Sriwijaya(Unsri) for all researchers around Badan Kerjasama (BKS) Perguruan Tinggi Nasional (PTN) of West Indonesia. PMS are delighted to announce a great event which will be held in Palembang, December 1 2016. This event aims to share whole knowledge about international indexed journal.
This event will invite Dr.Lukman, S.T., M.Hum., and Prof.Dr.Ir.Siti Nurmaini, M.Sc. as speakers. Dr.Lukman, S.T., M.Hum. Dr.Lukman, S.T.,M.Hum. will conduct the material about the responsibilities and roles of editors, authors, and reviewers; editorial independence and governance; the peer-review process; ethics in scientific publishing; developments in international journal publishing; copyright and intellectual-property rights; open-access online publishing and indexing. Meanwhile, Prof.Dr.Ir.Siti Nurmaini, M.Sc., as head of PMS will share her experience about managing publication in Unsri and her experience as researchers of Unsri.
Workshop on paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing scientific articles conducted by Publication and Management Services (PMS) Sriwijaya University on November, 18-19 2016 was a clear success. The focus on the workshop is giving the whole view and knowledge about the importance of doing paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing while writing the scientific manuscript.
In the day of event, the lecturers who represented their faculty come and joined the event enthusiastically. They were supplemented by good knowledge about the focus idea of the event by Faizah Sari, Ph.D., Prof.Dr.Ir.Siti Nurmaini, M.T., and PMS team.
Paraphrasing and summarizing are very similar, or even some people might think that both are same. Paraphrasing and summarizing are about taking the idea from source material, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within your writing.
Paraphrasing and summarizing may be done by authors when the authors put the information about source material. It is well known as citation. The citation is important part because by doing citing, authors will not be branded as plagiarism actor. When does the author do plagiarism? The author does plagiarism when (Colorado University, 2016):
– Using an author’s language and ideas without proper attribution
– Passing off an author’s ideas or text as one’s own
– Copying/imitating the structure of a text (e.g., sentence structure), even when paraphrasing and including a citation
The second workshop of research to manuscript has been successfully held by PMS Unsri. A long list of participant from all faculties in UNSRI come and join passionately. We accommodated this event in order to bring same perspective about the importance of doing a research publication.
In UNSRI, there are big number of researchers, but the awareness to bring the research to the world does not align to the number. Moreover, PMS Unsri invited researchers whom familiar with writing and publishing research manuscript to share their experiences and knowledge. They are Marieska Verawaty, Ph.D., Aldes Lesbani, Ph.D., and Dr.Eng Khoirul Anwar. We are so lucky for having them as our speakers in this event.
Marieska Verawaty, Ph.D. said that one of the key success towards a good research manuscript is doing a literature review. Literature review defines as a process in making a report which is created by critical thinking towards information which is found in the related literature. This process provides basic theories for research which assist the author to speak the ideas.
Writing a research manuscript is difficult task to do. But the difficulties are aligned with the rewards. Eventhough, it is difficult, the researchers should write research manuscript because it is a good opportunity for researchers to share and communicate their ideas with other people around the world.
In order to produce well-written manuscript the researchers should write the research manuscripts ethically and methodologically . The published manuscript should be accurate, well-structured, and enable the readers to understad what researchers try to show. Publishing is a great way to improve the practice and theories, get feedback, and provide a venue to develop and debate new ideas.
As we said in our previous post that for most researchers, nothing will be more important than success in publishing their paper in reputable journal indexed by Thomson-Reuters and Scopus. In order to provide the researchers in UNSRI, PMS has successfully organized event such as workshop of academic writing for reputable journal and workshop for scientific writing: from research to manuscript. This August and early September, 30 August-1 September 2016, PMS will organize similar event which will provide comprehensive guidance for all lectures of UNSRI in publishing high quality of manuscript. The event will be titled Workshop on Academic Writing for Reputable Journal.
In this event, Ir.Endra Joelianto, Ph.D and Augie Widyotriatmo, Ph.D from IEEE Indonesian Section CSS/RAS Joint Chapter will be invited as advisors. They will conduct materials about processes along publication and best practices included strategy to get the manuscript published in Scopus/Thomson-Reuters Index.
Recently, Publication Management Services UNSRI organized an event titled Scientific Writing : From Research to Manuscript Workshop. It was held at Pascasarjana Unsri, on 21st-22nd July 2016 and successfully engaged Prof. Dr. Ir. Benyamin Lakitan, M.Sc. and Prof. Dr. Drs. Terry Mart as Advisors. This event was targeted to provide best practices along scientific manuscript writing.
Prof.Benyamin said that all researchers had to decide between “publish or perish” the manuscript. The importance of this message to all lecturers who desire to advance at their university. But, although the most of researchers would like to publish their work, the problem which comes to new authors is forcing the first step by submitting the first manuscript. There are some obstacles such as the lack of confidence and the fear of having the manuscript rejected. To ensure the opportunities of manuscript get published, Prof. Benyamin Lakitan suggested the authors to make sure that the topic is relevant and up-to-date. By starting with an interesting and relevant issue, the reviewer will read the manuscript passionately. At least, there is less chance that the manuscript will be thrown away.
Writing your research project become a scientific manuscript in a way that connects with other people in the world is essential if you want your results, methods and ideas to have meaning and to make a difference.
Would you like to:
- Produce your writing greater clarity and impact?
- Improve your confidence and ability as a writer?
- Increase the number and citation rate of your publications?
- Improve your chances of success in grant applications?
Publication Management and Services (PMS) Universitas Sriwjaya is now offering a suite of advisory process to help build that skills needed to write scientific manuscripts, to achieve desired outcomes and to guides for publishing in peer review journal.
Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I’M Research Consortium) is the Indonesia-Malaysia network of research intensive universities and institution, working together to foster institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. All members from all institution have discussions with the delegation from Indonesia-Malaysia, following up to the agreement officiated on bilateral collaboration in research and academic issues.
Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium Social Network is open to any researchers from academic institutions and research centers in Indonesia and Malaysia, it helps to connect with other researchers in several institution. The member of I’M Research Consortium are Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universitas Indonesia, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT), Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS), Universiti Putra Malaysia dan International Islamic University Malaysia.
One of the important activities as a researcher is to conduct scientific publications. Doing citations to reference an integral part in scientific publications, due to “Citation”, is an important element in scientific article as state of the art of the research. However, collecting the references, read it, and put it into our manuscript takes a hard times. Oftentimes, author caught in the act of plagiarism is unintentional due to lack of caution in making a citation. Therefore, the existence of a software that serves as a tool in “citation and reference manager” is a necessity to identify the quality and authenticity every reference used.
The function of “citation and reference manager”, for helping the author to process documents owned references, grouping by topic/specific categories, as well as retrieving metadata contained in the document. It was the role of the reference manager software, which perform digitizing the reference collection, so that activities such as the management and the search can be easily done. Another function of the reference manager allows the author to find relevant literature, store reference and bibliographic information on the database, as well as help writing citations and references follow a certain format, such as APA, IEEE, etc. The reference database manager facilitate the search process, giving the index, as well as labeling.