ASPENSI Wants to Learn More on the OJS (Open Journal System)

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Open Journal System (OJS) will become trend in the future for managing the scientific journal. By this, the managers of journals have to know and understand, for example, how managing an e-journal related to: online submission, online tracking, online review, online editorial works, and online publishing.

Sri R. Rosdianti, S.Pd., editorial board of the SUSURGALUR journal and Vice Treasurer of the ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education), said in Bandung, on Monday, 19th November 2012, regarding to the invitation letter from UNDIP (Diponegoro University) to the ASPENSI to participate in the workshop on an e-journal management at Gracia Hotel in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia from 20th to 21th  November 2012.

According to Sri, who also as the Teacher of Social Studies Education in SMP (Junior High School) Labschool UPI Cibiru and in SMKN (State Vocational Senior High School) 9 Bandung, ASPENSI has always committed to do best in serving the stakeholders, especially the authors and readers of the scientific journals published by ASPENSI. As we know that ASPENSI till recently has five scientific journals, namely: (1) SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan; (2) EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies; (3) TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies; (4) ATIKAN: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan; and (5) SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah.

“Based on the invitation letter from UNDIP, we delegate the Chairperson of ASPENSI, Andi Suwirta, to participate directly in the workshop”, Sri said and added that Suwirta is also as Managing Editor of the SOSIOHUMANIKA, EDUCARE, TAWARIKH, ATIKAN, and SUSURGALUR journals.

In the workshop, organized by BCREC (Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis) UNDIP, the participants will get the interesting subjects as follows: (1) “The Policy of Directorate-General of the Higher Education on the Management and Development of E-Journal” by Prof. Dr. Suminar S. Achmadi; (2) “How to Manage Journal Website Using Open Journal System” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Istadi; (3) “How to Submit and Tracking Manuscript by Online Using OJS” by Dr. Ir. Didi Dwi Anggoro; (4) “How to Review Manuscript by Online Using OJS” by Dr. Heru Susanto; (5) “How to Manage Online Editorial Work Using OJS” by Dr. Moh. Djaeni; and (6) “How to Make Online Back Issues of Journal Using OJS” by Wahyu Setiyadi, S.Kom.

One of the speakers, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Istadi, said that main objective of the workshop is to disseminate the OJS as journal mainstream in the future. According to Istadi, who also as a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering UNDIP and graduated from UTM (Malaysia Technology University), by managing and publishing the online journal, we will care with the Green Environment.

“Let’s we aware that if we published the journal in print (conventional matters), how many threes and forests will be crackdown to be the papers” Istadi repeated in the interview moment last month ago.

Congratulation and success always to the BCREC UNDIP in Semarang and ASPENSI in Bandung. Do best for the development of Indonesian country. [MAS]

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