Quipperians, you must be familiar with writing, right? In general, written works are divided into 2, they are scientific papers and non-scientific papers. Well, what sites can Quipperians use as a reference in writing scientific papers?
There are many examples of scientific writings, including theses, papers, and journals. Meanwhile, non-scientific written works include short stories, novels, and the like. It is called scientific writing because the writing contains scientific information from experts or academics who have carried out a series of search processes, observations, or research that meet scientific methods’ requirements.
Scientific writing is very beneficial for the development of scientific literacy because it provides scientific information that is needed by academic people around the world. Since human civilization understands the importance of information, the culture of writing has also grown. And scientists in the past have been accustomed to writing their findings or research results into manuscript sheets and turning them into books. That way, subsequent researchers can access initial theories of a problem they are working on.
At a later time, writing about scientific information has become increasingly structured and simplified. It has arrived in the form of scientific journals that we know today. Accessing journals or scientific references is now also very easy. There are a lot of media that contain scientific journal content, whether in print or online media.
However, not all media have the authority to publish scientific journals since there are specific regulations to ensure their scientific elements are maintained. In other words, it is strongly discouraged to take information from scientific journals published by publishers whose reputation is unclear. For that reason, this article on Quipper Campus will give you some references to scientific journal sites that you can use.
5 Scientific Journal Reference Sites
ScienceDirect is a site with tens of thousands of academic journals from around the world and is also a part of Elsaver, one of the largest companies in the scientific realm. ScienceDirect journal topics are categorized into several sections, all of which are in the field of science and its application, which are Physical Sciences and Engineering, Health Sciences, Live Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities.
Schopus is a scientific literature database that is also owned by Elsaver. The topics that focus on the review on Scopus are also not much different from the journal topics on ScienceDirect, which are related to health sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, and social sciences and humanities. However, what distinguishes it from ScienceDirect is that Scopus’ journal coverage is wider.
In addition to providing scientific papers, Scopus also owns data related to patents around the world. Furthermore, Scopus also has a feature that can assess the significance of the scientific impact of a scientific work called the Scimago Journal Rank. The principle of measuring this impact is linked to the average number of citations of the article in journals in 2 years, so the higher the SJR value indicates that the article or journal is widely used as a reference by scientists around the world.
It is not much different from the two previous journal databases. SpringerLink also has thousands of journal collections from various fields that you can access for free. Apart from journals, SpringerLink also has more than 10,000 collections of book titles that are also freely accessible. There are also educational videos that can also be accessed for free!
For Quipperian, who has no idea yet, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) also has its own scientific journal database called the Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD)! You can also access this journal database website for free. Still, you have to register or sign up first before you can access its collections. At the beginning of its launch in 2009, ISJD already had more than 3,000 scientific journal titles. It certainly continues to grow until now.
In developing this journal database, several validation methods were used to ensure the quality of the content uploaded into the ISJD so that ISJD can become one of the legitimate references of scientific literature.
DOAJ stands for Directory of Open Access Journal, from the name alone it is clear, Quipperian, that the journals in DOAJ directory can be accessed by everyone around the world. The journal content in DOAJ covers several fields, including technology, medicine, science, arts, social sciences, and humanities. Currently, more than 15,000 journals can be accessed through the DOAJ directory. The content will continue to grow as DOAJ’s commitment is to improve the reputation, quality, and access to research journals globally. In addition, DOAJ is also committed to remain 100% independent and make all it’s content accessible to everyone.
Well, from the five journal database references above, are any of them familiar to you? If not, you should pay a visit one by one then carefully research the journal content you need. And hopefully, the scientific journal site references above can help you in doing scientific writing or other assignments that require scientific literature. By knowing these references, you will not go around doing citations from articles or journals whose sources are not clear or legitimate since one of the criteria for reference scientific papers used has a clear source. Happy learning!