The Indonesia officially referred as Republik Indonesia (Republic of Indonesia) and it is the largest country in Southeast Asia. It was located in the coast of mainland Southeast Asia, Situated between the Indian and Pacific Ocean; it is the largest island country. Indonesia was formerly known as the Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East Indies). As many other developing countries, Indonesia is not considered as world's leading parties in science and technology developments. However, throughout its history, there have been notable achievements and contributions made by Indonesian for science and technology. Currently, the republic's Ministry of Research and Technology is the official body in charge of science and technology development in the nation. In 2010, the Indonesian government has allocated Rp 1.9 trillion (approximately US$205 million) or less than 1 percent of the total state expenditure for research and development.
Based on the World Health Organization 2011 data of cardiovascular diseases mortality, Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) is one of the most leading causes of mortality in Indonesia. In 2015, the number of cardiologists in Indonesia was around 760 for the entire Indonesian population of 250 million. Therefore, the ratio is one cardiologist per 330,000 people. The curriculum is provided and monitored by the Indonesian Society of Interventional Cardiology (ISIC), which is a working group of the Indonesian Heart Association. More or less 15,000 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures were performed in 2015. Also the use of cardiology journals was made awareness to the people about cardiovascular diseases.
In the past twenty year, the heaviest burden of cardiovascular diseases has begun to shift from developed to developing countries. Therefore, cardiology journals Indonesia has implemented advanced activities to control mortality rate caused by Myocardial Infarction. Indonesian Journal of Cardiology started their circulation in 2002. There are many journals which are creating awareness to the open access readers as well as many cardiology scientists, among the one is Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology. This major international cardiology journal reports all major studies in the popular labs of Indonesia. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology is one of the prestigious journals among the Cardiology journals Indonesia.