The accredited journal is one of the academic facilities that universities must have. Through journals, lecturers and students can publish the production of their scientific works. The current scientific journal must be registered so that it can be accredited both nationally and internationally. Based on this, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education held an assistance workshop for accredited journals in 2019 at Sunan Hotel Solo on Wednesday to Friday, February 27 to March 1, 2019.
As a pioneer of ISSN e-journals and indexed by DOAJ, FKIP seeks to improve the quality of journals by sending two lecturers, namely Atsani Wulansari, S.S., M. Hum. from English Education Study Program (PBI) and Eli Trisnowati, S. Pd., M. Pd. from Natural Science Education Study Program to attend the 2019 accredited journal assistance workshop at Sunan Hotel Solo. After joining the workshop, the information obtained will be used as a guide in improving the quality of journals to an accredited status.
The assistance workshop for accredited journals in 2019 at Sunan Hotel Solo, which was held for 3 days, was initiated by the University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta by bringing in speakers from various fields of support for journal accreditation. The event was opened on Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. by the director of intellectual property management of Dikti, Hotmatua Daulany. The program continued with Arjuna and Sinta’s policies and programs by the Directorate of Higher Education. Citing information from Dikti, there are two categories of journals counts before 2018 that are currently indexed as Sinta, namely journals that have submitted accreditation assessments, and journals that have just completed self-evaluations. Journals that have applied for accreditation will get an accreditation level at Sinta and certificates, while journals that have just filled out the self-evaluation form will only get indexation in Sinta. Journals that have not received an accreditation certificate can legalize indexation by submitting accreditation that has met the accreditation criteria, which has two years of complete publication in a row.
The discussion about publication ethics, plagiarism and identifying plagiarism tools was delivered by Hadianto. Ethics of publication becomes an important assessment in accreditation. Journals that have not included publication ethics must immediately complete it. In addition, plagiarism checks are important in the first phase of editing journal articles. Hadiyanto added, the paid plagiarism check tool should be used for the validity of the check results.
Other discussions on elements in making good journals were delivered by experts from Dikti, i.e, the substance of an article, title, affiliate address and authors, abstracts and keywords, purposes of the research, whether the results and discussion are written clearly and fulfilling the scientific aspects of merit (elements of what/how? why? and what else?). The importance of the materials for the participants still made the discussions interesting as they will really need them.
The journal discussion session was joined by the workshop participants by grouping techniques. Each group was accompanied by a resource person, namely Dr. Parmin, Hadiyanto, Prof. Komang W. Wiryawan, Istadi, and Sutrisno Heru Sukoco. FKIP Journals, Indonesian Journal of Science and Education (IJOSE) and Metathesis: Journal of English Language, Literature, and Teaching were also dissected in terms of the appearance of the OJS and the substance of the articles (AL).