Scientific Writing and Publishing in High Impact Journal Workshop with Dr. Hiram Ting

Research Synergy Institute was organized the workshop entitled “Scientific Writing and Publishing in High Impact Journal Workshop” in September 17, 2019, at Universitas Islam Bandung (Unisba). This event was held in cooperation with Asian Journal of Business Research, MAG Scholar and Universitas Islam Bandung (Unisba). Present as the trainers were Dr. Hiram Ting from from UCSI University, Sarawak, Malaysia, as a Vice President of MAG Scholar and Managing Editors of  Asian Journal of Business Research and Dr. Jacky Cheah from Universiti Putra Malaysia. The workshop was attended by 14 invited lecturers from universities that have been affiliated with RSF. Before attending the workshop, several participants had presented their articles at a conference organized by RSF.

The workshop was officially opened by Dean of UNISBA Master of Management, Prof. Dr. Muhardi, S.E.,M.Si and Research Synergy Foundation Chairman, Dr. Hendrati Dwi Mulyaningsih. The workshop began with a brief explanation from Dr. Hendrati regarding the scientific process commonly carried out by RSF to improve the development of higher education in Indonesia and even to the global scope. The workshop then continued with a very enlightening presentation from Dr. Hiram Ting. There are a number of salient pointes which were emphasized in Dr. Hiram’s presentation: the philosophy of research publication, technical preparations for publishing articles in reputable journals, understanding the reviewing process and how articles get accepted or rejected by a journal. Dr. Hiram also explained about the publish-or-perish as a part of scientific cultures among academicians and how to deal with it. In the midst of the challenges of lecturers to teach and the responsibility of research publication, Dr. Hiram shared his positive experience and some tricks that made him able to contribute many academics achievement, especially through research publication. He said that he always include his students and colleagues regardless of their level of education, to help contribute research ideas or data. The lecturers must create a comfortable and conducive environment in conducting a research. He also stressed the importance of being emotionally intelligent and open-minded person in accepting a constructive criticism from reviewers.

In the next session, his presentation was then continued by his friend who was a young researcher, Dr. Jacky Cheah. Dr. Jacky Cheah was one of the young researchers who has many achievements among Malaysian academics. He shared his experience of how he struggled to make a lot of research and then published it in reputable journals. He also contributes as a reviewer and editor in several reputable journals. Together with Dr. Hiram, Dr. Jacky communicated effectively with all participants and provided their best advice and review in each of their respective papers. They also recommend which journals that are suitable for their research. Both Dr. Hiram and Dr. Jacky, they acknowledged that their research activities are mostly done outside the university. The workshop atmosphere was very intensive and conducive with the recommendations and directions from the workshop trainers. The workshop then ended with a group photo session. By holding the workshop, RSF & RSI hopes that this will become one of the media to create a conducive research ecosystem and support the capacity-building of Indonesia Researchers.

Atma Jaya Academic and Scientific Paper Writing Workshop


Atma Jaya Catholic University on Saturday (01/19/19) in collaboration with the Research Synergy Foundation held an Academic and Scientific Paper Writing Workshop. This workshop is one of the series of RSF Paper Writing Workshops to increase the competence of students, lecturers and practitioners in writing scientific articles and their publications in highly reputable journals. This workshop was organized with the aim of preparing for participants to attend the ICIB conference.

The workshop which took place at 09.00 – 05.00 WIB was attended by representatives from graduate students and lecturers of Faculty of Business Administration & Communication Science, Atma Jaya Catholic University, also general participants from The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration Department.

Not only the material for writing scientific articles, but this workshop also discusses research design suggestions and opportunities for research collaboration with researchers from abroad who have the same research interest as participants. Collaborative research can take the form of collaborative research or help fine-tuning papers. In the collaboration research, participants from abroad have the opportunity to publish their research without having to attend a physical conference, and vice versa all research processes can be done online with Indonesian researchers and when paper presentations can be done virtually via Skype.

In the first session, the workshop material was given by Mrs. Hendrati Dwi as the RSF Founder who explained the procedures for writing scientific articles. While in the second session, the RSF Publication Department Team explained the mechanism for translating documents, checking plagiarism and paraphrasing, checking grammar and how to format the paper according to the Scitepress template. These processes are carried out through professional tools already possessed by the RSF Publication Team by presenting participant papers for example. Furthermore, the RSF Operation Department Team also explained how to submit the correct paper on the RSF website and how to enter the ICIB registration fee discount voucher. All workshop participants also had the opportunity to consult directly with the speakers about the paper they would submit to the workshop. In this second session, all participants attended all presenters in person, so that the workshop atmosphere seemed more informal and free.