Konferensi berbiaya rendah. Mungkinkah?

1. Mayoritas konferensi membutuhkan biaya besar

Konferensi sekarang telah menjadi salah satu kegiatan yang memerlukan biaya besar. Ini bukan hanya dari komponen pengindeksan Scopusnya saja, yang memang perlu biaya, tapi juga dari komponen penyelenggaraannya. Banyak sekali pengeluaran-pengeluaran yang tidak perlu. Pengadaan acara di hotel-hotel mewah disertai paket-paket wisata dan yang sejenisnya. Menurut tabel data konferensi terindeks Scopus/WoS ini, maka sejak tengah tahun sampai akhir tahun 2017, setiap minggu ada satu kegiatan konferensi.

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It’s not a vlog series: A sneak peak to my class

It’s not a vlog series: A sneak peak to my class

Introduction to hydrogeology, Sep 2017, Class of 2014

Walaupun mengundang partisipasi mahasiswa sangatlah sulit, tapi menyampaikan sebatas apa yang saya pahami, yang saya kerjakan, dan apa yang saya sedang pelajari, adalah jiwa saya. Oh hampir lupa, saya mengajar kelas Hidrogeologi Umum di Prodi Sarjana Teknik Geologi ITB. Ya saya seorang geologiwan, terutama bila saya sedang tidak mengadvokasi open science.

Welcome to my class with the Class of 2014. Geology undergrad program, Institut Teknologi Bandung.

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Preprints, Arxiv and INARxiv (a view from Prof. Bryan Gaensler)

For some of you who are still skeptical or still having doubts about preprint and how it supports science, you might want to watch this video.

I found it while researching on research data management. It was posted under University of Sydney Library channel.

Some strong sentences about preprints were mentioned by this speaker, Prof. Bryan Gaensler, an astronomer now with University of Toronto.

Here are some of his strong points (some of which perhaps are applicable limited to the science of astronomy, physics and math):

  • Preprints support citation (in some field). Nobody bother to read journals anymore if they can read it on Arxiv three months earlier,
  • One step to promote your science is by putting your paper on Arxiv,
  • Posting preprints can lead to collaboration. So it’s not a paper before it went to Arxiv previously.

Here are some links on Prof. Bryan Gaensler:

You know what I like about persons like this one I’m presenting?

I like how he/she spends a lot of time to setup an outreach mechanism for his/her research. They look at impact way further than just a number listed as Impact Factor and citations.

But yeah, you don’t always agree with me. You could always go back to your Scopus indexing and IF hunts as you earn your way as famous academia.


And yes we run INARxiv the preprint server of Indonesia and read related articles on preprint and post print here Open Science Indonesia.