The Faculty of Public Health (FKM) of Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), through the editorial team of the Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia (MKMI) Journal, led by Dr. Ida Leida, SKM., MKM., M.Sc.PH as Editor in Chief, and the Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jompa, M.Sc., submitted the journal administration for Scopus indexation. The submission ceremony was conducted at 12.00 CIT in the Rector’s room, 8th floor of the Rectorate Building, Tamalanrea Campus, Makassar, Tuesday on January 24, 2023.
Starting the activity, Dr. Ida Leida explained the long journey of the MKMI journal preparation process to be indexed by Scopus. She said that MKMI has been established since June 1999 and became the first journal under Paradigma.
“After going through a long process, it then changed its name to MKMI journal and obtained ISSN from LIPI in 2004-2015. It had obtained national accreditation from the Ministry of Education and Culture. Thank you for the support and assistance provided by the Publication Management Center (PMC) and UNHAS leaders for developing the MKMI journal,” explained Dr. Ida Leida.
On the same occasion, the Rector of UNHAS Prof. JJ expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the MKMI Journal editorial team who kept improving the process of submitting Scopus-indexed journals. He said, this is certainly not easy to do, but thanks to good collaboration the journal submission process runs very well.
“Currently we are not focusing on the number of journals, their quality instead. This is what UNHAS is trying to fix on an ongoing basis through PMC assistance. We hope that in the future the quality of UNHAS journals will be better and become one of the academic information media for UNHAS academics in particular and the wider community in general, “explained Prof. JJ.
In general, MKMI Journal is a medium that has the opportunity to be indexed by Scopus. So far, MKMI Journal has always been able to maintain its quality, which has been accredited with Sinta-2.