UGM Supports Research Collaboration Through “International Research Collaboration Workshop 2022″

Universitas Gadjah Mada strive to improve the quality and quantity of the publication of the students and faculty members of UGM through research collaboration with external researchers, particulary researchers from abroad. Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi with Directorate of Research held “International Research Collaboration Workshop” on Monday, 5 December 2022 in Multimedia 1 Room. Prof. dr. Irawan Satriotomo, Ph.D, BCMAS from University of Florida (USA) and Prof. Roger Frutos from Université de Montpellier (France) become the speakers of the workshop.

Dr. Mirwan Ushada, STP, M.App.Life.Sc. as the director of research expressed that the workshop is essential to develop collaborative research basic skills and pursue interdisciplinary research and wider networking. The collaborative research, in the future, is expected to bring significant and positive impact towards science and the implementation.

The workshop is moderated by Rachma Wikandari, S.TP., M.Biotech., Ph.D. from the Faculty of Agricultural Technology Universitas Gadjah Mada. The first lecture was delivered by Prof. dr. Irawan Satriotomo, Ph.D, BCMAS. He brought the topic of “How creative collaboration harnesses the power of diverse perspectives and creative thinking to develop innovative solutions”. During the second lecture session, Prof. Roger Frutos talked about “Different types of research collaboration”. About 27 participants attended this workshop and gained more knowledge to develop their skills in conducting collaborative research.

BPP UGM Held 7th and 8th Nature Research Academies 2022

Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi (BPP) UGM held the series of “Workshop Research Academies” on 23-25 August 2022 for the 7th Workshop Series with the topic of Social Sciences and Humanities and continued with the 8th Workshop Series, which brought topic on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on 5, 6, and 13 October 2022.

Dr. Jeffrey Robens (Editorial Development Manager from Nature Research) presented as the speaker of this workshop. The participants consist of the faculty member, staff, researchers, and graduate and post-graduate students of Universitas Gadjah Mada.

It is hoped that the workshop could help the faculty members and researchers at Universitas Gadjah Mada improve their publications’ quality and quantity.

UGM Held Virtual 8th ICST

Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi (BPP) UGM held International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST) 2022 as the beginning of the UGM Annual Scientific Conference (UASC) 2022 Series on 7-8 September 2022.

Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. dr. Ova Emilia, M.Med.Ed., Sp.OG(K)., Ph.D., virtually welcomed the participants and speakers during the opening ceremony of ICST 2022.

This year, ICST 2022 invited eight experts from six countries:

1. Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
2. Prof. Lee Wah Lim (Gifu University, Japan)
3. Prof. Tomohiro Kuroda (Kyoto University, Japan)
4. Prof. Taifo Mahmud (Oregon State University, USA)
5. Prof. Abraham Cardenas Tristan (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
6. Prof. Jackie Y. Ying (NanoBio Lab, IMRE, A*STAR, Singapore)
7. Prof. Nasir Bin Nayan (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia)
8. Dr. Vipin Kumar (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

About 232 presenters attended the conference and presented 365 papers. One hundred twenty-nine non-presenters also joined the lectures from the speakers and presentations from the presenters. The participants are diverse since they are from 12 countries, the Netherlands, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, India, Tunisia, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, Cambodia, Colombia, and Indonesia. ICST held six symposiums: Computer and Information Technology symposium; Electronics, Power, Communication, Control, and Instrumentation symposium; Life Sciences, Materials, and Applied Chemistry symposium; Mechanical and Industrial Engineering symposium; Remote Sensing and Geomatics symposium; and 3rd Geoscience and Environmental Management Symposium.
Similar to ICST in previous years, ICST 2022 partnered with AIP Conference Proceedings, [Scientific.Net](, IEEE XPlore Digital Library, and IOP Conference Series to publish the presented papers.

UGM Press Increases Digital Publishing and Digital Marketing in Facing the Challenges of Changing Post-Pandemic Publishing Culture

UGM Publishing and Publication Agency as a working unit at UGM that manages UGM Press as a national and international academic publisher, has the honor of being one of three publishers in Indonesia invited to be a resource person at the American Institute for Indonesian Studies-Michigan State University Conference on Indonesian Studies on current trends in Indonesian Publishing. Head of UGM Publishing and Publication Agency (BPP), Prof. Widodo, Ph.D., was a guest speaker at the virtual event held by Michigan State University Libraries and Library of Congress Field Office in Jakarta on June 22, 2022. Besides UGM Press, Gramedia and Mizan were also invited.

This event discussed the development of publishing in Indonesia before and after the Covid-19 pandemic with speakers from three publishing institutions with different criteria. UGM Press is representative of academic publishers, Gramedia is representative of general book publishers, and Mizan is the publisher of religious books. The challenges and strategies for publishing books in a new culture after the Covid-19 pandemic became an interesting topic of discussion. Not only in Indonesia, the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit all over the world also has affected consumer patterns and habits. Before the pandemic, consumers bought books physically at bookstores. However, since the pandemic, many bookstores have been unable to run their operations due to social regulations and declining purchasing power. As a result, publishers must look for new strategies or conduct business transformations to deal with changing consumer habits who shop through online marketplaces or in the form of e-books.

The spirit of publishing books may be hindered in academic books because research activities are also not as extensive as before the pandemic. Apart from this, there has been a decline in the purchasing power of printed books that have already been conventionally distributed. However, this was answered by Prof. Widodo, Ph.D., as a new challenge in adapting to various changes. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended, the enthusiasm for publishing academic books at UGM Press is still increasing. The marketing strategy is also directed toward e-commerce which has become the best option for buying and selling transactions during the pandemic.

On this occasion, Prof. Widodo, Ph.D., also said that in facing the challenges of publishing, UGM Press would increase digital publishing and digital marketing by increasing book publications in the form of e-books and promotion through online marketplaces. With this, it is hoped that the distribution of UGM Press publications will be wider nationally and internationally. In addition, UGM Press will continue to increase opportunities to collaborate with international publishers, such as the collaboration with Springer that has previously been done. Muster it, UGM Press hopes to collaborate with other international publishers such as Elsevier and Emerald. This is possible considering that UGM Press has books on social science issues in Indonesia that are quite popular internationally.

Workshop of Scientific Article Editing with Latex for UGM Journal Managers 2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, BPP UGM held a virtual workshop entitled “Workshop of Scientific Article Editing with Latex 2022”. This event is aimed at UGM journal managers for increasing their knowledge about the use of Latex for scientific article editing, especially in the field of science and engineering. Latex-based format standard in a scientific publication is often used in the article publication process in a journal. In this case, Latex is known as one of the printing systems that have advantages in presenting mathematical formulas and complexion graphics. The use of Latex could create a consistent and elegant presentation of documents without spending a lot of money and effort. Therefore, this is urgent for journal managers to have a skill in operating Latex, especially for science and engineering journal managers because they often deal with using formulas and graphic displays in their manuscripts.

SD Tumbuh 2 Visit to UGM Press

On Friday (27/5), fifth and sixth-grade students of SD Tumbuh 2 Wirobrajan Yogyakarta visited UGM Press. During the visit, the teachers accompanied the students. UGM Press warmly welcomed this visit. As the Marketing Coordinator representing UGM Press, Dimas introduced UGM Press to the students. “May 17 is the National Book Day. Of course, it must be commemorated so that the youth are more enthusiastic about reading,” Dimas explained.

Then, the program was continued by a talk on how to make books from the Publishing Division, Didi and Siti. Through illustrated slides, students are invited to know how a book is produced, from the beginning of the manuscript, the editing process by the editor, to layout and cover design. The students also actively participated in the game and received prizes from UGM Press.

After that, all students were divided into two groups to observe and learn directly about the book publishing process, starting from editing/language correction, design/layout, as well as the production stage or book printing and binding. Not only that, but some students are also interested in buying books at the UGM Press Bookstore.

According to SD Tumbuh 2, this visit’s purpose is to increase students’ reading interest and to hope that they can understand the world of publishing. “Hopefully, after this visit, the children will know more about the professions in the publishing world and enjoy reading more. Moreover, some of them have a hobby of writing. Reading and seeing firsthand the process of making books will help them in pursuing their hobbies,” said Nurhidayah, one of the teachers of SD Tumbuh 2. The visit ended with prayers, messages, and thanks from Mr. Iwan as the event guide.

Book Review “Antioksidan dalam Penanganan Sindrom Metabolik”

UGM Press published a book entitled “Antioksidan Dalam Penanganan Sindrom Metabolik” written by a lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FK-KMK), Prof. Dr. Dra. Sunarti, M.Kes. This work was written to enrich the general public’s understanding of oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome, and local food sources rich in antioxidants.

“I was interested in writing this book because the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased from year to year,” Sunarti conveyed in an online book review event jointly held by FK-KMK and UGM Press Thursday (19/5). The World Health Organization (WHO) states that nutritional factors affect more than two-thirds of diseases worldwide. Unbalanced nutritional intake in the body, both in number and type, will trigger the metabolic syndrome. Sunarti explained that the increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is related to changes in diet. “It interferes with metabolism in our bodies, causing metabolic syndrome associated with central obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension,” he explained.

The speed of changes in people’s lifestyles towards a diet high in fat and sugar and low physical activity triggers a shift in the acceleration of the onset of metabolic syndromes such as central obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension accompanied by oxidative stress. It is also a risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, obesity, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, also known as heart disease. People with diseases related to metabolic syndrome experience oxidative stress due to excessive production of free radicals, so the body’s antioxidant defense system cannot cope. This condition will aggravate the disease and trigger complications, so to overcome it, additional external antioxidants are needed, such as getting nutritional therapy in the form of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. He continued those efforts to explore the potential of local food as a source of antioxidants are essential for further studies. This study is expected to be a means to understand the mechanism of oxidative stress and its triggering factors, and the metabolic pathways that are affected. “In our tropical country, there are lots of local food ingredients that contain lots of antioxidants, and there are distinct types,” said Sunarti.

Local foods such as gembili, pumpkin, orange sweet potato, beetroot, soybean, and purple corn can be a source of antioxidants. Pumpkin, for example, is a local food ingredient widely available in the yards of people in rural areas and has not been widely used by the community. Pumpkin is rich in carotene as an antioxidant that can overcome oxidative stress, improve propylene, and blood glucose. Hopefully, we can use these local ingredients to treat metabolic syndrome so that it can reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” said Sunarti.

Non-fiction Script Book Editing Training and Professional Certification of Writers and Professional Editor

Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi Universitas Gadjah Mada (BPP UGM) which manages publishing and printing activities at UGM press organized “Non-fiction Script Book Editing Training and Professional Certification of Writers and Professional Editor” for the UGM Press editorial team on 29th-30th March 2022 at Eastparc Hotel, Yogyakarta. This event was attended by 15 participants who are the editors of UGM Press and want to improve their competence in editing manuscripts according to the designated standards, identifying weaknesses and errors in manuscripts, applying editing aspects, and performing mechanical editing in book manuscripts that UGM Press will publish. In addition, participants received a certificate of professional competency for writers and professional editors from the appointed Professional Writer and Editors’ Professional Certification Institutions.

The training presented speaker from the Institute of Indonesian Writers, PT Inkubator Penulis Indonesia, Central Jakarta, Bambang Trimansyah, S.S. and Epik Finilih, S.Si., and two assessors from Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi Penulis dan Editor Profesional, Dr. Sriyanto and Sabjan Badio, M.Pd. The Head of BPP UGM, Prof. Widodo, S.P, M.Sc., Ph.D. conveyed in his speech that there is an urge to improve the ability and competence of writers and editors at UGM Press, one of which is through training. Besides, competency tests that are also held during the event can be a leading way for other academic civitates of UGM to receive training and professional certification of writers and professional editors from Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi Penulis dan Editor Profesional.

Test for Certification of Profession Writer and Professional Editor was conducted with two methods, portfolio and competency test attended by all training participants. The competency test is conducted as a part of BPP UGM’s efforts in maintaining and improving the quality of academic book script editing at UGM Press. Thus, the competence of the UGM Press editorial team can be improved in terms of quality and professionalism. [Harman]

Workshop on the Use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) and UGM Journal Website Standardization 2022

Wednesday, 23rd March 2022 Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi (BPP) UGM held a workshop on “the Use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) and UGM Journal Website Standardization” virtually. The program is a part of a series of workshops related to journal management organized by BPP UGM. The workshop is aimed to upgrade the knowledge of journal managers on the basics of the use of OJS version 3, standardization of the UGM journal website, and publishing management’s ability in using OJS. There are 100 journal managers of UGM who joined this event.

The Head of BPP UGM, Prof. Widodo, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D. in his speech mentioned the importance of online journal management with OJS version 3 to improve and provide the efficiency and visibility of the journals. The journal managers are expected to transfer the journals to the UGM online journal which has been implementing the latest version of OJS.

This workshop presents speakers from the Journal Acceleration Team of UGM, Andrian Dion Priadi, S.Kom. and Winarsih, A.Md. as interviewees as well as Prediastuti Purwitorosari, S.S. as moderator. The participants received explanations in detail related to the basic use of OJS version 3, standardization of journal websites, and publishing journal management with OJS 3. During the discussion session, participants are actively conveying the obstacles faced in managing journals, particularly related to the use of OJS.

The event is closed by the Head of Subfield Journal of BPP UGM, Ide Yunianto, S.Si., M.Eng. who shared information related to language editing and similarity check services provided by BPP for academic civitas of UGM, especially for the need for article submission to a reputable scientific journal.

Journal Workshop Going to Indexed DOAJ 2022

Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi (BPP) UGM held a journal workshop going to indexed DOAJ 2022 on March 9, 2022 virtually program. This program was opened by the Head of BPP UGM, Prof. Widodo, S.P., M.Sc., Ph.D. as a welcome convey the importance of DOAJ indexation use to increase the visibility of a journal. Join present interviewees from the Acceleration Team UGM Journal, Sasmita Gandawanti, S.E. who gives exposure about policy DOAJ indexation continued with best practices indexation by Augustine Asih Tri Utami, S.T.P. with moderator Winarsih, A.Md.

This is the program to upgrade the knowledge of the journal managers about policy and procedure for To do indexation to DOAJ. With adequate knowledge, the management journal expected could prepare the submission process to DOAJ with more good. Thirty-five journal managers of UGM who have not DOAJ-indexed attended the workshop enthusiastically.