Indonesian Journal of Tropical and Infectious Disease (IJTID) managed by Institute of Tropical Disease (LPT) Universitas Airlangga was accredited nationally on May 30. It means there are currently nine journals of UNAIR accredited nationally.
To UNAIR NEWS on Tuesday June 6, the Head of Scientific Journal and Publication Development Center (PPJPI) UNAIR Dr. Prihartini Widiyanti, drg., M. Kes said that the IJTID had been reviewed by a judging committee of Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, March 31. The aspects assessed are the format of writing, quality of the content, publication continuity, language grammar and many other scores.
Established in 2010, IJTID was aimed to facilitate the publications of the researches of ITD. Yanti stated that IJTID has been using Open Journal System (OJS) while the National Journal Institute just used OJS on April 1, 2016.
With this journal accredited nationally, Yanti hoped that it can be an alternative for UNAIR or other universities’ academicians in Indonesia in disseminating their works. As the initial commitment, Yanti as the Chief editor of IJTID said that this journal will make efforts to be internationally accredited journal such as Scopus and Thomson.
The responsibility does not stop after being indexed nationally. It has to maintain this achievement every five years as there are some journals received lower accreditation for some reasons such as the limited scale of the authors, the articles’ topics update, or the continuity of publications.
Yanti said that IJTID is supported by the experts of infectious disease in the world, either researchers or lecturers. It means that the supports from IJTID network is excellent.
With IJTID acknowledged, Yanti hoped that the journal management in UNAIR also supports UNAIR journals towards national and international accreditation as PPJPI is the work unit which gives access, information or facility to other related units which manage the journals.
“We are a supporting unit, because the authority is still with the journal managements in every faculty, by holding workshops, guidance, journal development dissemination, review information and other things. So, there should be commitment from the journal management,” added Yanti. (*)
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