For the first time the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) held an activity titled “Science Camp 2018”. The activity is a real effort to improve the academic quality of UMY. Dr.Ir Gunawan Budianto, M.P Rector of UMY said that the purpose of this activity is to provide one habbit to the lecturer to improve the quality of academic products in international level. “This is also in order to make UMY a reputable university,” he said on the sidelines of Science Camp 2018 activities Tuesday (14/2) at Griya Persada Convention Hotel Bandungan, Semarang.

Gunawan also added the program is implemented in order to increase the passion of writing or publish the results of research lecturers. That way, the results of these studies are not only stored in the closet but can be read and useful for people outside the campus. “So hope will be more and more academic work that can be recognized by the international world. In addition, this is a debriefing for lecturers in order to promote themselves up to a higher functional position, “he said.

Gunawan also targets that in the academic year 2017/2018 the academic work of lecturers published in International Journal can reach 250 works. In the academic year 2018/2019 also target will continue to rise to 350 academic works. In addition, for the middle of academic year 2018/2019 the target will be 10 accredited journals. Up to now there are 6 accredited journals. “This is one of the logical consequences of the Young World credo. Not only in terms of cooperation with overseas campus, but also in the publication of international journals, “he explained.

In line with that. Ir. Sukamta, MT., IPM as Vice Rector for UMY Academic Affairs said that until February 2018, there are 240 documents that have been scopus indexed consisting of 183 scientific articles and 57 papers presented in international conference and published in proceeding. “The main point of this activity is to finalize the draft article to be published internationally. Participants will also be guided on how to write good articles in English, content that is weighted and how to write the right analysis in the article. If successful then it will be held back in the coming June. In one single event the target will generate 136 articles from the participants, 12 articles from the companion, and 8 articles from the leader. So in total about 312 articles are ready scopus indexed in each year, “he added.

Sukamta also added from a total of 636 lecturers in the new UMY there are 147 doctors, the rest are still master or are studying doctorate. Therefore, this activity is one of the goals to motivate the lecturers to want to write that at the same time improve the academic quality. UMY also will give appreciation to every writer whose article is indexed scopus Q1.Q2.Q3.Q4. “Whether it’s the first or second author or the third there will be appreciation. But participants are more encouraged to become the first writer, “he said.

As for the authors whose articles can not be indexed scopus, is the task of the 12 existing companion. The author will be given outside assistance from this activity. The progress of each participant will also be noted by the companion so that it can be known carefully the problems encountered by the author. “Participants present at this time even very diverse. There are already ready submit, there are still internal reviews and some are not yet review at all. But I hope the 136 participants who participated at this time can be a pioneer and motivate other lecturers in writing international scientific articles, “he said.

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