The studies on teacher motivation have developed and expanded since the late 1990s due to the importance of teacher motivation on teaching and learning succeeds. Teacher motivation has a substantial role in education because motivated a teacher produces motivated students. Tis study attempts to explore the teachers` motivation in scientific paper training in a suburban area in East Java. Tis is qualitative research and a case study. Tis study analyzed its data by means of a descriptive analysis. The method is chosen to elaborate on the qualitative data taken from the teachers who are participating in scientific paper training. The study finds that there are eight indicators related to the teachers` motivation. It is also found out that there are two types of teachers` motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic. It was recommended that for the government, they should understand the teachers’ intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. Both motivations can boost up the teachers’ scientific paper production. For the researchers for further research, they can also explore more information such as the teachers’ background of life and also getting more respondents from other areas.