BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – The term of scientific publication is certainly familiar to all academicians, especially teachers and researchers. Today, writing scientific publication are continuously encouraged within university to improve their institution, improve teachers’ productivity, and many more.
Not only teachers, final-year students are also required to publish their final assignment, thesis, or dissertation in a form of journal articles which are one of the graduation requirements.
Today, the opportunity to publish an article on both national and international journal is widely opened for students. Through supervision, training and research collaboration between their supervisory teachers, students are able to take participation in developing the knowledge or science.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of students who think that writing a journal article is a heavy task, so they tend to avoid it and do not want to involve in a research project. In fact, journal publication offers us various benefits for student. What are those?
- Sharpen Argumentation Skills
Students are required to convey their argumentation scientifically on the research result. They need to always remember that the researches aim to prove the hypothesis; so student cannot make it up on their own or with incorrect data.
- Improve Collaboration Skill and Explain it in a Simple Way
For students, writing a journal article is usually guided by supervisory teacher as a writer. Therefore, the contribution burdens are shared with the other teams. Students’ collaboration with the teacher is to help write the research and the submission process to the journal portal/platform.
In addition, writing a journal article also improves students’ skill to convey the issues/problems in a simple way. The style of writing a scientific journal article is not like writing a thesis which is detail and long-winded. Students are challenged to explained the research in a brief, full and clear arguments; while the thesis should be arranged/summarized by using an understandable structure which does not reduce the substance itself.
- Prove the Competence and Portfolio
Apart from being a graduation pre-requirement to obtain a degree, writing a scientific publication can be your portfolio if the students want to register themselves for scholarship or continue their education to the next higher level. Scientific publication is also useful for tracing students’ track record.
- Contribute to the Development of Knowledge/Science
Without scientific publication, knowledge/science cannot be improved; especially, we live in an era in which researches are very fast-forward and developed. The process of developing the knowledge/science is needed to distribute the information which is very useful as a basic reference in improving certain kind of disciplines.
- Deepen the Understanding of Certain Disciplines
When writing a scientific article which is related to certain discipline of knowledge, students should read the reference from various sources, staring from journals, books, article, scientific publication, state’s documents, to daily news. The more students read the sources, the more they get knowledge in that discipline. The other way to do the research is by getting directly into the field to find the primary data.
Today, there are a lot of accredited journals offering publication through Call for Paper. Just remember, do not submit your draft to the journal who does not open for Call for Paper; it is just to make sure your article is going to be reviewed and published possibly. Good luck!