Objective: The paper aims to seek strategies to improve the quality of universities’ scientific publications in Indonesia. Design/ methodology/ approach: The present research uses both quantitative and qualitative approach to establish conceptual models and strategies to improve the quality of universities’ scientific publications in Indonesia through hypotheses testing. Variables subjected to analysis include learning organizations, knowledge sharing, research climate, organizational/ institutional support, and quality of universities’ scientific publications. Findings: Based on the empirical research results, it is found that there is significant relationship among learning organizations, research climate, knowledge sharing, institutional supports, and the quality of universities’ scientific publications. Research limitations/ implications: The research samples of 200 private universities were obtained from a minimum sample of studies using structural equation models. Practical implications: The findings of the study are beneficial for university management and lecturers in improving the quality of scientific publications; thus, improving the quality of Indonesian scientific publications to be the first rank in ASEAN region. Originality/ value: This research provides a meaningful contribution since there lack studies on strategies to improve the quality of scientific publications in Indonesia.