“With the largest number of OA journals in the world, the knowledge of Indonesian researchers should be able to freely reach the public.
The government has started to realize this.
This is evidenced by the recent Law on National Science and Technology System ( UU Sisnas Science and Technology ) which also began requiring the application of this open access system for research publications to ensure that research results can be enjoyed by the public.
Through this obligation, the government hopes to encourage not only the transparency of the research process, but also innovations and new findings that benefit society….
According to our records, the research publication system in Indonesia since the 1970s has implemented the non-profit principle. At that time research publications were sold for a subscription fee which was usually calculated from the cost of printing only. This system is different from that found in developed countries which are dominated by commercial publishing companies.
This is where Indonesia triumphs over any research ecosystem.
Some that can match it are the Scielo research ecosystem in Brazil, the African Journal Online (AJOL) scientific publishing ecosystem and the Africaxiv from the African continent…..”