Naturalis Journal Manager Studied Journal Management at the Faculty of Agriculture, UNS

Naturalis Journal Manager Studied Journal Management at the Faculty of Agriculture, UNS

On October 19, 12 journal managers carried out journal benchmarking at the Faculty of Agriculture, UNS. Master of Natural Resources Management Fak. Unib Agriculture sent 2 lecturers to carry out the benchmarking. The team was welcomed by the UNS Dean of Agriculture and his staff and the journal manager at UNS. There are several important notes on benchmarking results that can be presented:

 1) The name of the journal does not have to be in English to enter Scopus. It’s just a bit difficult for people to search. So it’s best to speak English. The important thing is a unique scope, which has not been widely published on Scopus.

2) Editorial teams from several countries will have high point values (Sinta). Another important point is reviewers and authors from various countries.

3) The actual number of manuscripts doesn’t matter. The important thing is that the manuscript is processed correctly.

4) To be indexed by Scopus, the important score is a comparison of the number of articles and citations (science score). The higher the number of citations, the higher the points will be awarded.

5) We can prepare for Scopus indexation within 5 years. For the initial stage we can start with the easiest indexation such as Google Scholar, then Copernicus, and DOAJ. Apart from that, every article already has a doi. Usually, when a journal has been indexed by DOAJ and Copernicus, foreign authors have started to become interested. We can also ask our connections abroad to submit articles to our journal.

6) International conferences can also be used as a bridge to introduce our journal to potential authors both at home and abroad. Through international collaboration, we can select articles from conferences to be published in our journal. The process for publishing articles in journals remains in accordance with the applicable publishing process.

7) The need for international indexed journals. Required to register for Scopus indexation only abstract. So it’s quite abstract in international language. Specific scope, article consistent or not, citation rate. It has been cited by authors indexed in Scopus (already known by Scopus). We can use our journal as a bibliography. When we write in a Scopus journal, it should not be late (no later than 1 month). The website home page is in English/International Language, and the quality of the home page is good. Scopus does not require OJS 3, high scientific contribution, peer-review level, etc.

8) There must be a special admin (special staff) who manages the journal every day. So there needs to be special staff who really work for that. If possible, stay admin. Or if that’s not possible, we can carry out activities that can be used to provide honorarium to admins on an ongoing basis. The process from submission to publication can be traced. If you can’t do it all via OJS, you can via email, WA. So the admin must be flexible so that the process stages can be detected.

9) Experience matters. We can take advantage of our connections abroad to be invited to submit articles.

10) The quality of the manuscript substance is gradually improved. Our good articles should also be published in our journals.

11) The Chief Editor should have a high Scopus h-index.

12) Apart from contacts abroad, we can also invite researchers to become editorial board members and reviewers by distributing Google forms, collaborating with other journals, looking for authors of articles published in journals indexed by Scopus and then inviting them to become reviewers. editorial board, and as author.

13) So to get reviewers, editorial boards and authors we can go through several paths, namely 1) relationships; 2) get to know friends who are attending the conference and then ask for emails. After that we check in Scopus. When relevant we can invite him as a reviewer or author.

14) Of the 100-200 letters via email in a month to invite the editorial board, reviewers and authors, only around 2% respond. This is already good. Of course, we choose researchers whose h-index is not high, and also from developing countries.

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