Minda Masagi Press, as one of the publishers owned by ASPENSI (the Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung, has been receiving the good news from IWS (Islamic World Science) that all ASPENSI’s academic journals will be indexed by the IWS Citation Center. The IWS is organized by Islamic Republic of Iran with website address at: http://www.isc.gov.ir/
Andi SUWIRTA, chairperson of ASPENSI in Bandung, said that he has received an e-mail from Research Department of Evaluation and Collection Development – Regional Center For Science and Technology – Islamic World Science Citation Center – Jame Jam Street – Jomhoori Islami Blvd. – Shiraz – 7194694171 – I.R. of Iran, Tell and Fax: 0711-6468353, on 16th November 2013. The content of e-mail is as follows:
It is our greatest pleasure to hear that you are interested in submitting your respected journals to us.
We did defined the names of your journals in our database and now I have to ask you for providing us with the full text of them. You can submit them through our XML submission system in this regard the ID would be the title of the journal and the password for your journals are as follows:
Title: SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Education). Pass: 2328212.
Title: EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies. Pass: 2328214.
Title: TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies. Pass: 2328224.
Title: ATIKAN: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan (Journal of Educational Studies). Pass: 2328229.
Title: SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah (Journal of History Education & Historical Studies). Pass: 2328232.
You can use this system through the address: http://search.ricest.ac.ir/xml
You may also send us the journals in printed form, if you happen to have any problem with the submission system. Feel free to send us a hard copy of your journals to this address:
Regional Information Center for Science and Technology, Jame Jam Street, Jomhouri Eslami Blvd., Shiraz, Iran. Postal Code: 7194694171
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
According to SUWIRTA, the academic journals published by Minda Masagi Press, however, not only accredited by Directorate-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, such as the TAWARIKH journal and the SOSIOHUMANIKA journal, but also all ASPENSI’s journals are able to be searched at the Google Scholar.
“So, if you open the web: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9aSsXxQAAAAJ for example, there are some information about the Citation Index from Google Scholar, especially for the EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies. And now, by indexing of IWS currently and in the future, I think it is the result of hard work of ASPENSI Committee in managing the academic journals seriously”, said SUWIRTA who also as Senior Lecturer at the Department of History Education, Faculty of Social Studies Education UPI (Indonesia University of Education) in Bandung.
As we know that there are many indexing organization around the world pertaining to the academic journals such as DOAJ (Directory Open Access Journal), SCOPUS, and Thomson. So, the IWS is one of the alternative indexing organization in the world, especially for Islamic countries.
Congratulations to ASPENSI Committee in Bandung. Be sure that through the hard work, all ideals will be gained. [MAS]