Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, located at the Bulaksumur Yogyakarta Campus. UGM partnered with Nature Research to support the university’s publications in international scientific journals. Working with Nature Research, the university is building a sustainable program of publishing training for their researchers.
Nature Research Academies hosted publishing workshops to provide comprehensive training for all UGM faculty members and researchers, covering core topics such as authorship, plagiarism, manuscript preparation and submission, and reviewer feedback.
To support UGM’s more advanced researchers and faculty members, many of whom have experience in publication, Nature Masterclasses ran a series of intensive workshops delivered by Nature Research journal editors. For postgraduate students writing their first papers, UGM subscribed to the Nature Masterclasses online course in scientific writing and publishing, granting institution-wide access.
At the first Nature Research Academies workshop that UGM hosted, 75 researchers and faculty were joined by Dr. Jeffrey Robens, an Editorial Development Manager at Nature Research. The the participants were from life sciences (39.6%), physical sciences (22.9%), and clinical medicine (22.9%).
The first Nature Masterclasses workshop hosted by UGM was delivered by Dr. Louise Adams, Senior Editor of Nature Reviews Disease Primers, and Dr. Kyle Legate, Senior Editor of Nature Communications. The participants were a group of 30 senior scientists, mostly lecturers. All the participants had some publishing experience and 69% of participants had more than 15 published papers.