Indonesia and other countries of the global South are being reduced to followers of the OA policies that are emerging in the global North. At present, the globalization of research and higher education is driving the imposition of uniform criteria for and indicators of research productivity, quality and impact, rather than the promotion of diverse OA models that are adapted to local resource and research needs. With OA quality standards grounded in standardized metrics, Plan S will only further strengthen the arguments linking quality research with high APC costs faced by scholars and institutions. This runs counter to the Indonesian Open Science Movement which prioritizes research independence, the promotion of knowledge as a common good rather than a source of corporate profit, and the use of public funding to strengthen local research ecosystems.
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