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HISTORY OF DENTAL JOURNAL (MAJALAH KEDOKTERAN GIGI)

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) is published by Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Airlangga. Their study areas are dental science and dental hygiene. Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) is published 4 times every year. Every publication consists of 50 - 60 pages and 9-11 scientific articles in the form of research, study literature, and case study in English. The contributors of Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) are dental researchers, lecturers, students, practitioners that came from Indonesian and abroad.

 

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) published at the first time in 1968 by the name of Majalah Kedokteran Gigi Surabaya (MKGS). This publication was initiative by Prof. R. Hartono, drg., Dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Airlangga. On 1969, MKGS obtained permission of publication, its number was 0787/SK/Dir.PK/SIT/1969. In 1978 MKGS got ISSN number (0126-0308) and started from April-June of 1978 edition, ISSN number had been appeared in cover of MKGS.

 

Based on suggestion from readers and campus societies, MKGS made new policies i.e. journal name, format, cover, paper size, and writing stylist started from January-March of 1995 edition. The new name is Majalah Kedokteran Gigi (MKG). Its ISSN number is 0852-9027. This change is provided with the reconstruction of editors, and at that moment, editors were strengthened by four editors from abroad.

 

Because of hard work and high commitment of all editors, Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) received award. On 1998 MKG got accreditation as national scientific journal. MKG got B accreditation (SK Number: III/DIKTI/KEP/1998). This accreditation goes into effect until year 2003. One year later; in 1999 Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) was chosen as one of the 11 best scientific journals in Indonesia (SK Dikti No. 211/D/T/99) and received fund of journal of Quality Enhancement Program the Project of URGE year 1998 / 1999.

 

As long as its management, Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) usually make attention to suggestion and necessity of customer that is shown with the change to improve the quality. From year 2000 cover redesign was conducted, and performed various training to all Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) editors and candidate of scientific article writers.

 

Year 2002, reorganization of editor was done. Editor board provided with the new structure consisted of two editor group, that is: foreign editor and General Editor. Group of foreign editors consisted of six editors from Hamburg University Germany, University Of Guy’S London, University of Science and University of Malaya Malaysia, Hiroshima University Japan, Minnesota University USA, and 11 expert editors from faculty of dentistry in Indonesia.

 

The next achievement, in the year 2003, a period of secondary accreditation, Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) expressed remain to accredit with the improvement accreditation, becoming “A” level, according to SK DITJEN DIKTI Number 34/DIKTI/Kep/2003. This accreditation was valid until 2006.

 

To guarantee the management quality, the first organization meeting had been conducted in 2004. The aim of this meeting was to evaluate the management and made the 3 year planning. Moreover, at this meeting the internationalization of Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) idea emerged for the first time. In the effort to introducing itself at international scientific society Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) constructed a website for the first time in 2004.

 

Next, in 2005, Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) made a link with Elsevier, the publisher of overseas journal and book, in the form of consultation of international article editing. The relation made intention to become international journal, so that by the end of year 2005, entire articles published in Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) were in English.

 

In 2006-2017 Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) get “B” accreditation. To realize the aspiration of Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) becoming famous scientific journal and to increase the amount of Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) articles which were citated by another researchers, so the next 3 year planning will be focused to make the effort to be an international journal, that is: improve internal management of international journal, developing e-journal, and improve the effort of exploiting and marketing in Indonesia and also abroad.

 

2014-08-21, Source : Editor of Dental Journal