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 Scientific publication is "Academic Charity"
 What's the difference between Free Access and Open Access?
 How to make a great abstract: Best Practice
 How to make a good introduction, acceptable to readers and reviewers?


Scientific publication is "Academic Charity"

Posted: 4/25/2020; Last updated: 4/25/2020
Muji Setiyo       
Principal Editor in this journal, Editor in IJASTECH

One of the main tasks of researchers is to communicate research findings to the wider scientific community. Therefore, the preparation of the manuscript as a communication medium should be done carefully because poor ideas or poor research processes cannot be saved by the presence of good scientific work. Conversely, decent ideas might not get proper attention from readers if they are presented poorly. Therefore, it should be noted that good manuscripts have three essential components: (1) the whole idea (content), (2) the execution of the work (process), and (3) the presentation of the work (results). Furthermore, the scientific publication is one of the keys for researchers to disseminate a finding. In fact, a research report that is bound and kept in a university library may only be accessed by a very limited community. Meanwhile, there are millions of people worldwide who are looking for references to support their research, or in a wider scope, to help solve problems and create new solutions they are working on. Scientific publication is basically a knowledge/work transfer from researchers to the community, then at a deeper level of knowledge, the publication is not meant to be credit collection for researchers, but a noble process as an "academic charity" by researchers. Therefore, the highest appreciation for researchers is not salary, but new knowledge from their works, improvement of new methods in industry, and improvement of knowledge-based community welfare.

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What's the difference between Free Access and Open Access?

Posted: 4/19/2020; Last updated: 4/19/2020
Chrisna Bagus Edhita Praja      
IPR Researcher, Managing Editor in Varia Justicia

Chrisna Bagus Edhita PrajaWhen people hear about free access, maybe most of them think about open access (OA) but that understanding is not right at all. Free access is not followed by open access. Indeed, free access is an important asset of open access publications, which means that everyone can access it without any cost. This makes an article in a journal more quickly distributed. However, "open access" is different from "free access". By definition, OA is "knowledge is open if anyone is free to access, use, modify, and share it". So, giving reuse rights is another important asset of OA. The third feature of OA is that the authors of open access publications hold the copyright on it instead of transferring all rights to the publisher. Maintaining copyright in publications means that you as the author can republish it on a personal website, in a repository, or reuse and modify parts of it. However, when other people want to reuse your paper, they need to ask for your permission, except when you provide your publication with a Creative Commons license. A Creative Commons license is a way to give permission to reuse it first. They are usually used in OA publishing. There are six different Creative Commons licenses: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND. The most open license is the CC BY license which allows users to redistribute, to make derivatives, such as translations, and even use publications for commercial activities, provided the appropriate credit is given to the author and that the user indicates whether the publication has been changed.

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How to make a great abstract: best practice

Rully Charitas Indra Prahmana        Bank, circle, finance, financial institution, street, treasury ...
Managing Editor in JPM; Editor in Integration of Education

The abstract is one crucial part of the anatomy of scientific articles. This section is the key to opening the first gate that leads the reader to the overall research results to be disseminated. Also, the editors of a journal will read the abstract first before continuing to read the entire contents of the article. Usually, they read abstracts more seriously, and the rest are only read simply. If the abstract is ok, it will proceed to the next process. Therefore, the authors are expected to pay more attention to writing abstracts seriously for success in the publication of a scientific article. Five relevant keywords must be owned by an abstract. The first part is the background about why and the importance of this research. This section contains 2-3 sentences that begin by describing the ideal conditions related to the topic under study and the requirements of reality in the field related to it. Is there a gap between the perfect situation and reality? Next, in the second part, write the objectives of this study based on the difference (1 sentence). After writing down the research objectives, the third part explains the tools, materials, and methods used by the researcher in gathering the data needed to answer the research objectives (2 sentences). The fourth section discusses the way researchers in processing or analyzing data that has been collected to answer the research question or the proposed problem (1 sentence). Finally, the fifth part explores the results, discussion, and conclusions of this study (2-3 sentences). The keyword in this section is that the researcher must convince the editor regarding the contribution of the results of this study to the broader community by the field of this research. As a whole, the abstract part consists of 9-11 sentences, so that it can meet the requirements for the number of words generally possessed by a journal at intervals of 150-250 words. For your information, each journal has an abstract writing style. For this reason, it is better for an author first to read several articles that have been published in the targeting journal and follow the abstract writing style. In general, these six sections are always mandatory in the anatomy of an abstract in writing scientific articles.

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