AIPI talk | Orange and red are NOT the new open: leading science back to its rightful owners

Gambar dibuat berdasarkan artikel oleh Prof. Steven Salzber berjudul Prestige Journal Publisher, Nature, Slaps Scientists In The Face

Dasapta Erwin Irawan^[1] ORCID, Juneman Abraham^[2] ORCID, Maryam Qonita^[3], and Putu Sukma Kurniawan^[4] ORCID

^[1] Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung
^[2] Psychology Department, Faculty of Humanities, Bina Nusantara University, DKI Jakarta
^[3] Psychology Department, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
^[4] Faculty of Economics, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha

This manuscript will be presented in AIPI event, 28th April 2021, 13 WIB


We’ve been putting open access the wrong way, towards achieving the wrong end. That makes us the target of another massive marketing using the name of open access (OA) and open science (OS). Most of the commercial brands (orange, red, and others) would send out messages that their ways are the only way to go OA and OS. It ends up with us, the producers of science, spending more money to pay for the unnecessary things to do OS, in the name of reputation, fame, and glory. We call this recent phenomenon the Counterfeit OA and OS that we should put on our radar. The way forward from it is to dismantle the concept of OS and detach unnecessary components that are often used as symbols for reputation, as those components are most likely to be used by the brands in their promotion. Then we should put more attention on the content and the OA as the way towards reproducibility and dissemination to increase engagement between researchers to progress science further and faster.

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My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behavior, especially its interaction with surface water. I use open source apps like R and Python to do the job. In my spare time, I also have a side project to promote open science in Indonesia's research workflow. One of my current focus is promoting INARxiv, as the first preprint server of Indonesia ( and serving as ORCID and OSF ( ambassador. Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming. Blog:, (