7 Tips and Tricks for Publish in Scopus Journal
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Are you a lecturer, researcher, or graduate student?
If so, then this article will help those of you who want to publish their research to a journal indexed by Scopus. We all know that getting into Scopus indexed journals is not easy. Many stages and revisions must be passed until they can be accepted and published. Not a few, even those that have been rejected before review.

However, you don’t need to worry. I have some surefire tips to get through to the Scopus Indexed Journal. I took these tips from my experience for 3 years (2016-2018) in researching and writing my research to the Journal. After one time was rejected, I tried to improve the results of my writing and finally, my paper can pass and publish in Scopus. For those of you who want to know about my publications can be seen in my Google Scholar and Scopus accounts to uses as reference material.

Well, already want to know what are the tips? Check out the 7 surefire tips to pass the Scopus journal.

1. Read This Slide

This slide is the International Paper Writing Workshop material, where I was the speaker at that time. In this slide, there is the material made by Prof. Pitoyo Hartono from Chukyo University, Japan and some material that I have been summarized from my personal experience in writing papers. Please study the following slides and see other tips.

2. Try to Attend Conferences with Published Outputs in Scopus Indexed Journals

For those of you who are still beginners or have tried to put a paper into the Scopus Journal but still fail, you can try this method. Inserting paper into conferences with Scopus Journal outputs is relatively easier and faster. It’s easier because the conference organizers usually provide quite a lot of quota for the paper received. So, the possibility of qualification is greater. Faster because conferences have paper deadline deadlines and usually within one year the paper can be published. In addition, most reviewers at the conference will complete the review process quickly because it is limited by the deadline for organizing conferences. Both of these can be one of the easy ways to pass to the Scopus Journal.

One of the conferences in Indonesia which have outputs in Scopus indexed journals for the Informatics field is ICW Telkomnika. My team and I have successfully published a paper entitled “Integrating fuzzy logic and genetic algorithm for upwelling prediction in Maninjau Lake” in the conferences.

One of the Conferences with Scopus Journal Outputs

3. Minimum Reference is 20 Articles

It’s quite a lot if you have to read 20 other articles to support good research. But that must be done so that the quality of our publications will be better. Remember, the issue of reference numbers is calculated by most of the top journal’s reviewer.

So, if you need tips for writing references easily, you can read in the following article Guideline for Writing References.

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4. Authors Must Be More Than One

Look at this problem, good research is usually not done alone, there is always a solid team behind it. If necessary, invite people who previously have publications on Scopus to do joint research with you. This can provide a separate judgment for the journal editor to pass your paper.

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5. Maximum Plagiarism 15%

Use software to see the percentage of plagiarism in the paper we write. There are many plagiarism software that can use for ranging from paid ones like Turnitin to free ones like Plagramme. If you are a lecturer or teacher or instructor, you can increase your account on Plagramme to be able to use plagiarism checks up to 20 articles per month, free of charge. Currently, international journals with the top ranking in Scopus require articles submitted to have a maximum plagiarism index of 15%, the lowest ranking Scopus maybe around 20%

6. Don’t Submit Paper in ‘Predatory Journal’

This is a particular emphasis on publishing papers. So, do not be easily tempted to enter your paper into journals of unclear origin (predatory). Because a good journal never e-mails you to submit a paper in their place. To see a list of predatory journals, you can check Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers.

7. Practice and Patience

Exercise and patience are the most important keys to doing all of the above. So, keep the spirit of trying and never give up! For articles sent to international journals indexed by Scopus, the time needed to wait for the results of the review is not short. At the most, around 3 months and can even wait for 1 to 2 years until finally acceptable.

Hopefully, the tips above can help you in pursuing the dream of publishing in the journal Scopus. And remember, that all of that certainly can not be obtained quickly. We must be patient and persevering. In my own experience, before I can go to the Scopus Journal, I need to practice my writing skills to be able to pass in the National Journal, National Conferences, to International Conferences. After I can pass these 3 stages in 1 year, the following year I have the opportunity to get a ticket to publish on Scopus.

To improve your writing skills, you can follow some guidelines in writing each section in the following article.

Author: Ida Wahyuni
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