Number of #publication: it's just a number

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Different kinds of sigma
Different kinds of sigma


It’s not just a number

Bapak-Bapak dosen yg msh mempermasalahkan “apa gunanya paper”, mungkn blm sadar bahwa utk berkompetisi di grant intl, jumlah intl journal (dgn impact factor tertentu) punya porsi terbesar.

Bagaimana bisa compete kalau yg diminta +/- 10 tapi kita hanya punya 1. 😊 sekaligus miris dan prihatin.

Mmg paper bukan segalanya tapi jumlah bisa menentukan langkah selanjutnya.

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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (