Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, located at the Bulaksumur Yogyakarta Campus. UGM partnered with Nature Masterclasses to support the university’s publications in international scientific journals. Working with Nature Masterclasses, the university is building a sustainable program of publishing training for their researchers.
UGM partnered with two Nature Masterclasses training services: editor-led workshops and expert trainer-led workshops.
Nature Masterclassess hosted expert trainer-led 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 editor-led workshops delivered by Nature Portfolio 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.
Hosting the training
At the first Nature Masterclasses expert trainer-led workshop that UGM hosted, 75 researchers and faculty were joined by Dr. Jeffrey Robens, an Editorial Development Manager at Nature Masterclasses. The the participants were from life sciences (39.6%), physical sciences (22.9%), and clinical medicine (22.9%).
The first Nature Masterclasses editor-led 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.