Internationalization of Academic Journal in UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang: Accessibility, Credibility, Prestige

Taufiqurrochman, R and Suci, Nur Dewi (2016) Internationalization of Academic Journal in UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang: Accessibility, Credibility, Prestige. Research Report. Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LP2M) Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

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Internationalization can be one of strategic ways to construct a World Class University (WCU) by implementing the global standards in educational boundaries. Although it is controversial, most of universities are in the process on how to accomplish the international recognition, particularly in global dissemination. Responding to that, this research is aimed at investigating the internationalization of academic journals at UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang dealing with accessibility, credibility and prestige in the process to elevate the quality of academic journals that are published online or printed version.

By employing the descriptive qualitative research, focusing on case study, this research collected the data through focused group discussions and spreading a number of questions from google form to gain data about the reasons and the expectations on the enhancement of academic journals. In so doing, this research found several aspects harnessed by the academic journal managers and the academics. The main issues are centered on enlarging the accessibility of journal publication to accentuate the criteria of accessibility and credibility. The last topic concentrates on the intention of the writers to purposively choose journal at UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang as a media for publication.

The findings exemplify that the internationalization in the part of accessibility is done by registering the journals on index machines and using international language to widely attract readers not restricted from Indonesian. Those can influence the number of visitors that can be detected from flag counter application. In addition, the performance of the website that can be analyzed by using the tools such as GTMetrix, ALEXA, THAT Web, and STAT Show shows the enhancement on the performance of academic journal websites.

The results present that the journals with the natural science scopes have better performance than other journals with the more specific research areas. The credibility of journals was investigated through the number of citations on each journal. In this case, some of natural science journals show larger citations that those of social science journals. The diversification of the journal editors and reviewers on the natural science and social study remain less-heterogeneous. Based on the research findings, this research concludes that the academic journals at UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang need an improvement and more strategic ways to be indexed at the internationally indexed machines, such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters. By fulfilling the requirements that are obliged by those two index and citation brands, the academic journals at UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang can be internationally accredited.

Therefore, there should be a good cooperation from the policy makers on the institutions with the academics, educational staffs and students to widely published their research articles. The next researchers can focus on the content consistency of academic writing that has less deep portion on this research.

Item Type: Research (Research Report)
Keywords: Academic Journal; Accessibility; Credibility; Prestige
Subjects: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of Arabic Language Education
Depositing User: Taufiqurrochman R.
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2016 14:07


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