A total of three journals in the University of Hasanuddin (Unhas) were again accredited by the Science and Technology Index (SINTA). Based on the Director General’s Decree on Strengthening Research and Development of Education and Culture Research Number 10/E/ KPT/2019 concerning Period of II Scientific Journal Accreditation Rankings In 2019, there were three new journals entered.
The three scientific journals were published by Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, with namely the Jurnal Matematika, Statistika, dan Komputasi, and Jurnal Geocelebes. Each has a rank four of SINTA. Jurnal Biologi Makassar (BIOMA) have ranks six of SINTA. In the previous period, Unhas had 11 accredited journals. If in total for now, the number of SINTA accredited journals has reached 14.
This was stated, Head of Publication Management Center (PMC) Hasanuddin University, Muh Arsyad PhD. He explained that he was given the mandate to encourage accreditation of scientific journals in the environment of Hasanuddin University.
“Until 2018, there are only 4 journals in Unhas that are accredited. Even though we have 74 journals spread throughout the study programs. We carry out various strategic approaches to encourage the accreditation of this journal. Alhamdulillah, there are now 14 journals of SINTA accredited,” Arsyad said through his release on Friday (4/12/2019).
He further said the steps taken by PMC Hasanuddin University were to implement standardized administrative requirements for accreditation and also encourage indexation. These two indicators are equally important. “Every journal is required to fulfill administrative requirements. So that, it can be proposed for accreditation. In addition, considering that currently the journals have been based online, indexation is equally important,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rector of Hasanuddin University, Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu MA really welcomed the achievement of accreditation of this journal. She hopes that the SINTA accredited journals will being in every faculty. This is due to the importance of journals for the development of science.
“Every lecturer is obliged to research. The results of the research must be published, of course through scientific journals. The quality of a journal is seen from how many articles in the journal are cited or quoted by other authors and researchers. That is so importance of accredited journals,” said Prof. Dwia.
This time, all of 16 faculty in Hasanuddin University already have scientific journals. However, for now only nine faculties have scientific journals of SINTA accredited. Its known that the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education has launched SINTA since 2017.
SINTA is a portal that contains performance measurement of Science and Technology which includes the performance of researchers, writers, journal performance and institutional performance to encourage the culture of scientific publications.
To carry out for this mandate, SINTA published of assessment results on domestic published journals categorized in 6 rankings, namely Sinta 1 (for the best) to Sinta 6. The ranking results were announced regularly. (*)
This article published at tribun-timur.com with title in Bahasa Indonesia: Tiga Jurnal Universitas Hasanuddin Kembali Raih Akreditasi SINTA, http://makassar.tribunnews.com/2019/04/12/tiga-jurnal-universitas-hasanuddin-kembali-raih-akreditasi-sinta.
Author: Sukmawati Ibrahim
Translated by Dewi Ayu Swastika (H22115015)