MORTHE Press Release
No : 187/SP/HM/BKKP/IX/2019

Jakarta – Indonesian scientific publication are moving exponentially since the last few years, and succeeded to reach its peak in the middle of 2019, by reaching the highest number of publications in ASEAN. This proves that MORTHE is serious in fixing the research climate in Indonesia.

The ceremony of the 2019 Science and Technology Index (SINTA) Award is a form of appreciation from the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education for the efforts made by the researchers and academics in promoting the improvement of international publications and scientific journals.

The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education said that one of the challenges that Indonesia is still facing right now is the gap between the number of students and the number of lecturers that is still not comparable with the number of publications produced. He mentioned that the lack of familiarity of the researches made by Indonesians in global (international) scale, partly due to the low of global publications among the researchers.

The Minister hopes that SINTA could motivate the researchers to be more eager to produce publications and could slowly eliminate the dependency of using the foreign index systems.

“This system is still far from perfect because it’s indeed still new and getting started. But it will not stop being perfected. With SINTA, it is expected that the competitiveness of the journals and scientific publications will sharply increased in the years ahead. Scientific publications play a very important role as the scientific evidence of the researches so that it could be globally recognized,” said Minister Nasir in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).

World Class University (WCU) places the scientific publications as one of the indicators in ranking universities around the world. Up until September 9th, Indonesian scientific publications in ASEAN level for 2018 published by Scopus journal hit the number 34.007, sat on the first rank followed by Malaysia for 33.286. But in 2019 Indonesia is sitting the second rank for 19.916, beaten by Malaysia for 20.993. There’s still time to keep competing in ASEAN and in global scale. Our journals keep improving, both for national accreditation and international reputation.

In the same occasion, Director General for Research and Development Strengthening Muhammad Dimyati explained that in one year SINTA has developed quite rapidly in terms of quantity and quality.

“Until 9 September 2019, more than 177.000 lecturers and researchers, 4.776 institutions, 2.720 journals, 26.588 books, and 2.543 intellectual properties are listed and indexed in SINTA by verification, accreditation, and evaluation. Previously, data integration are only with Google Scholar and Scopus, now improved also with National Library for books, Directorate General for Intellectual Property Rights for patents and copyrights, and Web of Science as well,” said him.

In the 2019 SINTA Award, there were 3 series of activities, such as:

1- Excellent Programs Launch

* “Id Menulis”, as a platform for tutorials and guidance in writing scientific publications.
* “RAMA (Repositori Tugas Akhir Mahasiswa)”, as a repository integration service for students thesis managed by each university.
* “Anjani (Anjungan Integritas Akademik)”, as a system service for coaching, reporting the violation of academic integrity, and detecting the similarities among the scientific works.

Those three new systems are completing the current system developed by MORTHE in improving the qualities of publications with ethics and integrity.

2- Nasional Expo for Science and Technology (NEST), as a multi-event consists of products exhibition, poster exhibition, virtual exhibition, awards, national coordination meeting, seminar, talkshow, competitions, and products demo.

The products exhibited are the results of excellent researches potential to become national brands.

3- Awarding the 2019 SINTA Award for 5 winners, with the following categories:

1. Scientific Publications for Knowledge and Technology award for the writers.
2. Scientific Publications for Knowledge and Technology award for the institutions.
3. Scientific Publications for Knowledge and Technology award for the national accreditation journal with H-5 index and highest impact recorded in SINTA and indexed in Scopus.
4. Patent Intellectual Property award for the investors as an appreciation for the most patent applications and the most productive recorded in SINTA.
5. Patent Intellectual Property award for the institutions as an appreciation for the most patent applications and the most productive recorded in SINTA.

These are the lists of the 2019 SINTA Award recipients:

1. Scientific Publications for Writers Category, 1st Place, given to Riyanarto Sarno (Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology).
2. Scientific Publications for Writers Category, 2nd Place, given to I Gede Wenten (Bandung Institute of Technology).
3. Scientific Publications for Writers Category, 3rd Place, given to Hanung Adi Nugroho (Gadjah Mada University).
4. Scientific Publications for Institutions Category, 1st Place, given to Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).
5. Scientific Publications for Institutions Category, 2nd Place, given to University of Indonesia (UI).
6. Scientific Publications for Institutions Category, 3rd Place, given to Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS).
7. Best Scientific Journals, 1st Place, given to “Jurnal Cakrawala Pendidikan” (Yogyakarta State University-UNY).
8. Best Scientific Journals, 2nd Place, given to “Acta Medica Indonesiana” (Indonesian Society of Interna Medicine-PAPDI).
9. Best Scientific Journals, 3rd Place, given to “Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia” or Indonesia Journal of Science Education (Semarang State University-UNNES).
10. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Investors, 1st Place, given to Purwadi (Brawijaya University).
11. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Investors, 2nd Place, given to Teti Estiasih (Brawijaya University).
12. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Investors, 3rd Place, given to Tulus Ikhsan Nasution (North Sumatera University).
13. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Institutions, 1st Place, given to Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB).
14. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Institutions, 2nd Place, given to Brawijaya University (UB).
15. Most Productive Patent Intellectual Property for Institutions, 3rd Place, given to Diponegoro University (UNDIP).

Also attending the event are Director General for Research and Development Strengthening Muhammad Dimyati, Director General for Science, Technology, and Higher Education Resources Ali Ghufron Mukti, MORTHE’s Expert Staff for Infrastructure Hari Purwanto, representatives for MORTHE’s Non-Ministry Government Agencies, as well as other invited guests.

Partnership and Public Communication Bureau
Directorate General for Research and Development Strengthening
Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education