Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives from Indonesia. DOAJ is delighted to have the consortium join us.

Furthermore, three new Ambassadors have been appointed. From 1st September 2017, the Ambassadors will start working on promoting DOAJ’s practices and standards, and Best Practices in Open Access publishing. This work has two goals: to improve the quality of Indonesia’s open access journals and to improve the quality of the applications submitted to DOAJ. The three appointed ambassadors are:

Dian Eka Indriani
Sudarmawan Samidi
Haris Rosdianto

Due to the scale of operations in Indonesia, two honorary Ambassadors: Professor Toho Cholik Mutohir (in Indonesian) and Abdul Wahid Maktub have been appointed. Professor Mutohir is a lecturer at Surabaya State University and Abdul Wahid Maktub is Special Advisor to the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia.

The five new Ambassadors will work alongside the existing DOAJ Ambassadors from other territories and the DOAJ Team in Europe.

The announcement in full is here.