Editage organizes Indonesia Research Summit to support universities in enhancing academic reputation

Cactus Communications

March 1, 2024

With the objective to solidify Indonesia’s position as a global leader in pioneering research and innovation, Editage, the flagship brand of Cactus Communications organized the ‘Indonesia Research Summit 2024’ in Jakarta. This landmark event drew substantial engagement from esteemed researchers and academics representing over 20 prestigious universities in Indonesia. The summit proved to be a resounding success, as the participants convened to enhance and elevate the calibre and volume of academic research publications in the country.

As the keynote speaker at the Indonesia Research Summit 2024, Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D., IPU, ASEAN.Eng, as the Director General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology MOECRT Indonesia, In his speech, he explained, “The scientific research publication in Indonesia has been extraordinary in terms of quantity generated by universities. However, the quality of publications still needs significant improvement. It is important to ensure that the journals where we publish scientific research have good quality so that the reputation of universities in Indonesia and the lecturers can be enhanced globally. To strengthen national publications, the government strongly encourages collaborative research between Indonesian universities and universities abroad.”

“I appreciate Editage for organizing the Indonesia Research Summit program with the aim of promoting quality research and communicating it to reputable and world-class publications. Hopefully, through close collaboration between universities, publishers, and institutions like Editage, we will strengthen and improve the quality of publications nationally and maintain the quantity we have achieved so far. We must enhance the quality and relevance for the advancement of science and technology in Indonesia and the development progress in the homeland,” added Prof. Nizam.

The participants also engaged in an insightful panel discussion on the topic ‘Elevating Universities’ Research Impact on the Global Stage’. The panelists included Prof. Dr. Agus Haryono, M.Sc. – Deputy Chairman for Facilitation of Research and Innovation, BRIN; Prof. Dr. Muryanto Amin, S.Sos., M.Si. – Rector, Universitas Sumatera Utara; Prof. Dr. Anuraga Jayanegara, S.Pt., M.Sc.- Director of Strategic Studies and Academic Reputation, Institut Pertanian Bogor; Prof. Dr. Juneman Abraham, S.Psi., M.Si. –  Vice Rector Research & Technology Transfer. The panelists emphasized the significance of cultivating a positive university reputation to attract top-tier talent and enhance the perceived value of universities in the eyes of investors. This strategy aims to elevate the stature of universities and contribute to attracting talent and investment, ultimately driving academic and economic growth.

With a commitment to fostering the growth of scientific research in Indonesia, Ms. Ruchi Chauhan, Global Head of Marketing, Editage remarked, “Editage has supported over 35,000 journals and research endeavors worldwide for over two decades. Our steadfast commitment to excellence drives us to collaborate with Indonesian researchers, universities, and institutions to enhance the dissemination of academic research publications. Through our comprehensive suite of services, we aim to empower academics to produce high-quality research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge. We look forward to deepening our partnership with the Indonesian research community and contributing to its success.”

Mr. Makoto Yuasa, Director Marketing (Japan & Korea), Cactus Communications commented, “In this era of dynamic collaboration between Japan and Indonesia in fostering research endeavors, Editage is excited to strengthen its involvement in augmenting the Indonesian research ecosystem. We envision a future where the exchange of knowledge between the nations will cultivate academic excellence and drive further innovation. Through our continued commitment and comprehensive suite of services, we aim to empower researchers, support academic institutions, and catalyze positive change in the scientific community.”

Editage, dedicated to enhancing the academic research landscape in Indonesia, offers a comprehensive suite of services to support the creation of high-quality research outputs. The offerings span manuscript review, language editing, structural recommendations, translation to global standards, and guidance on publishing in international journals. Till date, notable institutions such as Airlangga University, Bogor Agricultural University, Diponegoro University, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, University of North Sumatra, UGM Faculty of Medicine, and Medical Journal of Indonesia have partnered with Editage. Through these collaborations, Editage is focused to assist academics at these institutions in producing globally standardized academic publications.

About Editage

Editage ( has, for over the last 20+ years, helped publish over 1.2 million research papers in scholarly journals through editorial, translation, and publication support services. Editage is a brand of Cactus Communications (, a science communication and technology company. CACTUS specializes in AI products and solutions that improve how research gets funded, published, communicated, and discovered. It solves problems for researchers, universities, publishers, academic societies, and life science organizations through innovative products and services developed under the brands Editage, Researcher.Life, Cactus Life Sciences, Impact Science, Mind the Graph, and Paperpal. CACTUS has offices in Princeton, London, Aarhus, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries. CACTUS is considered a pioneer in its workplace best practices and has been consistently ranked a great place to work over the last several years.


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