Widyatama University Bandung through Prof. H. Obsatar Sinaga as the rector, has an international network of international journal publications.
Prof. Obi, as he is called, has a personal guarantee and is recognized by European and American countries to publish international journals. Especially in 2020, he is given a slot to publish as many as 5000 international journals.
He explained at the event that he would invite higher education institutions under the coverage area of the Higher Education Service Institution (LLDIKTI) Region IV, West Java and Banten.
“It is impossible for publishing a journal by us alone or taken by our own lecturers. But it must collaborate with universities or other universities,” said Prof. H. Obi.
“Because the number of our lecturers is not sufficiently adequate to conduct such research,” he added.
He said that he was grateful for as many universities collaborated to write international journals.
“It would better to be independent, but if the journal is written together/in collaboration (Widyatama and other tertiary institutions) the results will be much better,” he explained
Usually, to initiate collaborative writing on international journals, he will initiate a starting point by signing the MoU.
“After that, they both conduct a research, then publish it. Publication will be handled by Widyatama.” said Prof. H. Obi.
“Once I sign, that international journal will be published in Europe or America,” he continued.
Normally, it would be published in less than a month for the international journal.
“LoA will be sent immediately in only one week, then the next one month, the journal will be published,” he explained.
Widyatama University has been publishing 635 international journals in 2019.
Whereas, the institution who have already done the MoU are already around 22 tertiary institutions including universities from Malaysia.
Meanwhile Prof. H. Uman Suherman, Head of LLDIKTI Region IV West Java Banten, when opening Higher Education Innovation activities, at the LLDIKTI Diklat Building Region IV (12-14 December 2019), Jatinangor, Sumedang District, invited universities in West Java Banten, to conduct & write research / international journals.
“Let’s collaborate, colleges / universities in Region IV (around 486 existing colleges) can excel and go hand in hand with each other,” he said.
In addition, LLDIKTI trusted Prof. H. Obi, Chancellor of Widyatama University who has a personal guarantee in publishing international journals and has a slot to publish 5000 international journals in Europe and America.