On Friday, October 19, 2018, seminar was held successfully with entitled “Combining Quantity & Quality Publication to Accelerate University Publication Rank”. The event took place at Swiss Belhotel Tuban Bali at 09.00-17.00 WITA was attended by 10 representatives of universities and renowned institutions from Indonesia such as Universitas Udayana, Economics and Business School (FEB) Telkom University, Universitas Terbuka, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang , Gerakan Nasional Literasi Digital Siberkreasi, Politeknik Keuangan Negara STAN, Open Data Research Center Telkom University, Universitas Sangga Buana YPKP, dan MES Kota Bandung.
Welcomed with excitement this meeting and seminar aimed to establish collaboration between RSF and various institutions in Indonesia which had previously been selected first. In addition to collaboration, RSF provided a Seminar entitled “Combining Quantity & Quality Publication to Accelerate University Publication Rank” initiated by Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih as the Founder and Chairman of RSF, she gave an interesting opening regarding international publications needed by academics/writers in Indonesia. The obstacles of academics in publishing papers in international journals are the opportunity for RSF as a platform to provide cooperation and assistance for academics in need.
The statement was reinforced by Ani Wahyu Rachmawati as co-founder and director of the RSF publication which stated that the obstacles of academics to publishing their work was a great challenge for the RSF. These obstacles can be influenced by several factors, there are the quality of the paper itself, the language of the article, and the behavior of the author. RSF can provide a platform to assist academics/writers to reduce these barriers. Therefore, cooperation is needed between RSF and institutions/universities to realize the needs of academics.
As Co-founder and director of the Global Network of RSF, Santi Rahmawati provides strategies that can be carried out by RSF and institutions/universities to get qualified academics/writers from all over the world with international conferences as a media. An international conference is a platform of cooperation which offered by RSF and universities/institutions. How effective and efficient of an international conference given by the RSF if it cooperates with institutions and universities? Febrialdy Hendratawan as Co-founder and director of the Global Operation RSF stated that “RSF provides services that the institutions/universities needed as well as possible”, this collaboration and collaboration is expected by RSF to provide the needs of academics.
The seminar went well and full of excitement from representatives of universities and institutions. This was the precious moment, at which they had opportunities to expand the network.