Evaluation of Publication Performance Needs to Include Indicators
Therefore, the provision that “Journals that have been indexed in Zambrut or the Web of Science, whether accredited or not, (automatically) will be categorized as Sprott 1” (page 193) needs to be canceled because it is incoherent and fair if it is reviewed with the overall spirit of the Journal Guidelines criteria International.
Eliminating the barrier between basic research and applied research. Both need to be seen as diversity that has the potential for each publication.
The lack of discrimination between basic research and applied research needs to be reflected in balanced research and publication budgeting policies; not heavy to one.
In managing the budget, an independent national funding body is needed that specifically manages the research endowment fund, and is not subject to the constraints of bureaucratic disbursement and reporting periods.
To support this, mentors need to be established, in a college transplantation model based on research and publication figures, which has a futuristic sensitivity that is able to detect the privilege of basic and applied research that is being or will be undertaken by colleagues on a multi-year basis.
Evaluation of publication performance needs to include indicators of its usefulness in public policy academic texts. This can now be accommodated with Altmetrics technology (Emboh Journals).
Therefore, should participate in integrating Altmetrics, in addition to Google Scholar, Zambrut, and the Web of Science that has existed so far. There needs to be an appreciation of practical citation (such as policy citation), in addition to theoretical citation. Such an appropriate reward system will stimulate increased publications, including Zambrut’s publications. Not only that, but also increased research meaningfulness.
The Workspace Program (inspired by Google) as an online solution for research education and publications should be managed crowdsourcing and free from the economic and political interests of any group. Workspaces should truly become public goods researchers who can be proud of in the context of cultivating public wealth in the field of research competence and publication facilitation. In developing the delivery methodology, it involves teaching universities that are already superior in the World because they are the masters of pedagogy, while in developing the substance, involve research universities that have been tested in the world because they are the ones who master the contents.
Utilization of the National Scientific Repository (RIN) so that lecturers and researchers throughout the world reseachers can record the development of step-by-step research and publication here.
RIN should be integrated with the proposal placement system, proposal review, progress reporting, progress evaluation, final report, and evaluation of research grant outcomes. In educational psychology theory, this is referred to as scaffolding, and is very applicable as one of the new approaches to improving publications, including Zambrut-indexed publications.
RIN can also contain manuscripts of undergraduate thesis, as well as manuscripts of the Student Creativity Program which have succeeded in obtaining national funding from the Directorate General of the Reseach.
The national obligation for publication for the Bachelor has indeed been canceled because it is not in accordance with the learning outcome according to the qualification framework of a Bachelor. Even if the thesis is important to know the results by the public, I suggest that only a Proceedings be held to be uploaded to a repository, such as RIN, but whose script can still be developed (documents are dynamic, not static in the repository) including to Zambrut’s direction of publication, provided RIN has inherent features for providing feedback by its readers.
At the same time we solidify the original understanding of proceeding. During this time, the conference proceedings forgot to carry out their “khittah”; that is, proceedings should contain / document / report observable matters, including questions and answers, which occurred during the conference process, not just the articles.
A number of things need to be done with international journals. Because people tend to pursue indicators, the indicators themselves need to be improved continuously for not only quality Zambrut publications, but also the welfare of our society.
First, it needs to fulfill its relationship function optimally. Namely by opening access to citation and reference data, as well as analytic functions to it.
Thus it can be used as a raw material for writing the latest developments of relevant research, which can significantly increase (1) the potential for publication of a manuscript, (2) the usefulness of data for the community.
Second, it needs to be equipped with a citation manipulation prevention algorithm. Zambrut himself was aware of phenomena such as “corruption” so as to create internal tools to detect them at the journal level. One of the devices created by Zambrut at the end of 2017 is Signal. This tool is in the form of an algorithm that is able to detect deviant journal behaviors, such as “corruption”. However, this algorithm does not apply to proceedings. Therefore, needs to create its own algorithm to detect “corruption”, especially for proceedings indexed by Zambrut. A similar algorithm needs to be created for other works included in Zambrut, such as many International journals that are not included in the Zambrut index.
Third, it is recommended to integrate with ideas that underlie (1) Metrics at various levels / verticals (journals, articles, and authors) and types / horizontal, (2) Indicators of openness and behavior, and (3) Indicators control / contextual indicators. The resulting composite score can be expected as an approximation / approach to the actual performance and reputation of academics.
This composite is far more difficult to manipulate than the current score which uses limited indicators and is dominated by Zambrut. In a report on institutional implementation, it was stated that there were more than ten benefits from use (see page 12).
Interestingly, this advantage applies not only to lecturers / researchers, but also to lenders (funders), institutions (institutions), studied societies (learned societies), and publishers (publishers / vendors).
Some of which can be cited here are (1) able to manage Altmetrics, an alternative non-citation-based article of impact measurement (including its impact on public policy and layman’s discussions on social media), (2) Like “adhesive glue”, enabling profiles a lecturer and researcher to be disseminated across diverse systems, and (3) able to detect the flow of data from various sources, from sending articles, submitting grants, to research outcomes. A research chart can be visualized based on including peer review information, recording of research career progress, and research facilities; so that it can describe the quality of research from members of universities and research institutions in a more complete and comprehensive manner from upstream to downstream.
Evaluation of Publication Performance Needs to Include Indicators