Serious integrity issues in Indonesian academic publication and career advancement

Dear Igdoreans,

I wonder if anyone is interested in getting this issue published either as media articles or academic papers.

Surya

A. A few years ago, I blew the whistle on Indonesian academic publication manipulation at the national level. Some published news:

https://cen.acs.org/policy/publishing/Indonesias-scientists-voice-concerns-countrys/96/web/2018/12

This time, I am saddened to say the manipulation has become worse, perhaps reaching the international level, and impacting the national academic career advancement system.

I have compiled a provisionary table recording the manipulation, which could be found below. I have also taken screenshots of all the links found in the table.

[link redacted - to be provided upon request]

From this download link, you could also find records of Telegram “paper-mill” groups for Indonesian academics to pay to become authors.

[link redacted - to be provided upon request]

B. even the head of indonesia’s people consultative assembly had to publish a paper in a ‘fraudulent’ scopus-indexed journal to get his doctoral degree.

  1. translated news
  1. link to abstract and paper. you could assess the quality of language, substance, and reference. the journal title also has no relation to article title.

https://www.ca-c.org/submissions/index.php/cac/article/view/121

THE URGENCY OF THE STAPLES OF STATE POLICY AS A LEGAL UMBRELLA FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION TO FACE THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 5.0

https://doi.org/10.37178/ca-c.23.1.048

Authors

Bambang Soesatyo

Abstract

This study discusses the urgency of the staples of state policy as a legal umbrella for sustainable development implementation to face the industrial revolution 5.0. It is based on the staples that state policy need to be considered due to the weaknesses of the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJM), such as unrepresentative forming and implementing actors not relating to the nature of implementing people’s sovereignty. With the amendment to the formulation of Article 1 paragraph (2) in the Constitution of Indonesia, the mechanism for community control over the RPJPN or RPJMN implementation is ineffective. Therefore, a legal instrument is needed in the form of the main principles as a legal umbrella that refers to the re-establishment of the Broad Outline of State Policy (GBHN) and as a supervision indicator of the government’s commitments the President and Vice President as executive institutions.

  1. as soon as the author got his degree, the journal was excluded from scopus.

https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100374810

Central Asia and the Caucasus

Scopus coverage years: from 2013 to 2021 (coverage discontinued in Scopus)

Publisher: CA and CC Press AB

ISSN:1404-6091E-ISSN:2002-3839

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