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Open access debates in Indonesia



open access, indonesia, publishing system, research output


Albeit producing smaller number of research output, the growth of open access scientific journals in Indonesia has shown a massive upsurge compared to the European or North American countries. Despite the absence of state-policy that explicitly mandates for opening access to scientific literature, most Indonesian journals are in favour of the open-access model. In this article, we discussed the possible reason why open access could grow on such an unprecedented scale as well as a number of ongoing debates on Indonesia’s publishing system. We also briefly reviewed and compared Indonesia’s open access landscape to a number of open-access policies implemented in other regions.