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Requirements for Professors to Write in International Journals, Indonesian Constitutional Courts: There should be No Lies

Andi Saputra - detikNews

Monday, 10 Jan 2022 13:57 WIB

Jakarta - The Constitutional Court (MK) questioned the requirements for lecturers to write in international journals to become professors. The judge of the Constitutional Court considered that this requirement was not transparent, thus giving rise to damaging allegations.

The first question was asked by the constitutional judge, Prof. Saldi Isra. He questioned the requirement to become a professor to have written in an international journal. But strangely, when assessed by the assessment team from the Ministry of Education and Culture, they reviewed this article again. This is an anomaly.

"The assessment team reviews an article in a journal indexed by Scopus. A journal has asses; this can be layered, up to three, the journal considers appropriate. When it enters the ministry, the ministry appoints a reviewer. Then you assess the review again. Has been reviewed by a journal," said Saldi in an open session at the Constitutional Court, which was broadcast on the Constitutional Court's YouTube channel, Monday (10/1/2022).

To that question, Sutikno from the Ministry of Education and Culture answered that there were differences in the review for the benefit of the journal and the review for the benefit of the ministry appraiser.

"It's different. A review in a journal is for publication; this review is for a promotion requirement," said Sutikno.

However, the answer was considered odd and provoked sharper questions than Saldi.

"Isn't the requirement to apply for professors to be considered as having published in international journals. It should just be ticked, that this is done," said Saldi.

Constitutional judge Aswanto also agrees with Saldi Isra. The requirements for writing in international journals are full of irregularities.

"We have to have consistency; there are no spaces or opportunities that can be interpreted in various ways. So there is no need for there to be no discretion. Sorry, I'm a bit vulgar, because I also experienced this. Many things like this when I was the dean. More than eight years, until now, it has never come out," said Aswanto, who is also a professor at Hasanuddin University (Unhas) Makassar.

Aswanto was also disappointed that the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education did not bring data on how many Indonesian journals were included in the international index. Likewise, how many international indexes are recognized as a requirement to become a professor. Aswanto also hoped that the Ministry of Education and Culture should be able to reveal which countries use the requirements for writing international journals to become professors at the trial.

"I still remember, I accompanied my Chancellor to the Director-General, he said there was a problem with the journal. Even though many journals were used and became professors, things like this can cause suspicions, become Suudzon or others and then affect the department's quality," explained Aswanto.

On the other hand, there are few international journals for the non-exact sciences, so the competition is very tight.

"So, please clear this up so that there are no lies between us," concluded Aswanto.

As it is known, this trial was proposed by a lecturer at the Mathematics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Indonesia (UI) Dr. Sri Mardiyati, who sued Law Number 14 of 2005 concerning Teachers and Lecturers to the Constitutional Court and accused the Ministry of Education and Research and Technology of the bad practice title cartel should be eradicated.

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Source: https://news.detik.com/berita/d-5891503/syarat-profesor-harus-menulis-di-jurnal-internasional-mk-jangan-ada-dusta?fbclid=IwAR1q7OOnkuQo02qPGMHLr5NTK3mRR064pAAQgLhcm5KTgyypxZEHhSDDtfo

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