Congratulation, Two Journals Published by IPB Indexed the International Journal of Scopus

Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) as the university based on the research again proved its reputation with the inclusion of the two scientific journals published by IPB indexed by the Scopus database. The journals were Jurnal Media Peternakan / Journal on Ranch Media and Hayati Journal of Biosciences (HJB). 

Chief Editor of Jurnal Peternakan, Prof.Dr. Komang G Wiryawan, conveyed with the entry of the Scientific Journal of IPB indexed the international journal such as Scopus, in addition to be able to increase the visibility of the readability by the researchers from various countries, also increased the number of citation and h-index. Other than that, the number of citation by the researchers who published their articles on the indexed journal of scopus also increased, what was the most important was the number of the manuscripts that went into Jurnal Media Peternakan increased very sharply, so that the rejection of the script was quite high that was more than 40 percents. This allowed Media Peternakan / Media on Ranch to perform the script selection which was weighted and had a high novelty value.

For Indonesia, the international scientific journals introduced the research potential in Indonesia; could enhance the international research cooperation; and kept the copyright of the publication to be still in Indonesia. No less important was also to improve the access for the wider community to adopt and apply the research results in the field.

“It takes the hard work of all stakeholders to increase the number of indexed national journals in Scopus and Web of Science to increase the number of the international publications, so as not to lose to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand,” said Prof. Komang.

While related to Hayati Journal of Bioscience, Dr Berry Juliandi, MSi, the Chief Editor of HJB conveyed that HJB since 1994 had published the scientific articles in the field of bioscience starting from the molecular level to the ecosystem and to all kinds of the living things. 

He said, since 2005, HJB started the internationalization process of the journals bny changing the language from Indonesia to English. Before finally indexed of SCOPUS, HJB had been previously indexed or enrolled in various institutions such as DOAJ, ProQuest, Agricola, EBSCO and CABI. HJB also had been hosted by Elsevier since 2015 and was available for free at Science Direct (Elsevier).

According to him, HJB would be very useful for the wider community. HJB published various findings of Indonesia and international researchers in the field of Tropical Bioscience which were closely related to the community, such as the study of food and fruit (tempe, coconut, banana, etc); the study of the diversity of the endemic animals of Indonesia (orang utan, komodo, and others); the human study (face variation, intelligence, and others); the study of marine and fisheries (coral, shrimp, fish, and others); and other studies which could help the communities to improve their lives and the government in making the policy.

Once indexed of Scopus,  HJB would continue to strive to become the internationally reputable scientific journal from Indonesia which was in the foremost in the field of the Tropical Bioscience, revealed Dr. Berry. So that the Indonesian researches and related to the Indonesian research in the field of Tropical Bioscience could be known and appreciated by the international world.

He hoped that the researchers of Indonesia could continue to improve the quality of the journals consistently and tirelessly to meet the standard of Scopus, and worked as a team with the help of various stakeholders. Although not easy when constrained to the lack of the research facilities and infrastructure in Indonesia. The budget for the purchase of the research tools was minimal, so that what was available today was very old, and even it could not be used again. In fact, the human resources (HR) of the researchers of Indonesia were very superior. This was evidenced by the success of the Indonesian researchers for the publication in the scientific journal of the internationally reputed, if they used the research tools which were sophisticated and well abroad.

Also present on this occasion were the Director of Research and Innovation of IPB, Prof.Dr. Iskandar Z. Siregar; the Chairman of Department of Biology, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) of IPB, Dr. Iman Rusmana; and the Secretary of Department of Biology of FMIPA of IPB, Dr. Rika Raffiudin. (dh)

Published Date : 17-Apr-2017

Subject : Prof. Dr. Komang G Wiryawan, Dr Berry Juliandi, MSi, Prof. Dr. Iskandar Z. Siregar, Dr. Iman Rusmana, Dr. Rika Raffiudin

Keyword : Congratulation, Two Journals Published by IPB Indexed the International Journal of Scopus