[open-science] Knowledge Exchange Report on Open Scholarship

Cameron Neylon cn at cameronneylon.net
Fri Sep 8 08:13:32 UTC 2017

I know many of you will have seen this on the twitters but I thought it
might be worth posting this report here. This was prepared for Knowledge
Exchange as part of their work on Open Scholarship and is a prospectus and
set of ideas about the work that KE might do across this area.


It has three main parts, the first is a draft framework for trying to
organise this work. It might eventually be converted into a theory of
change, but it's not there yet. Criticism is certainly welcome.

The second part describes a strand of work on "the economy of open
scholarship", using economic thinking and tools to understand how
incentives arise in the academy and how they might be changed. Essentially,
how can we get beyond "the incentives need to change" to actually making

The third part focuses on a strand of work looking at how choices of
dissemination and assessment of impact are seen from researchers'
perspectives. Strange as it might sound, there's relatively little work
that helps us understand how we see assessment as researchers and how this
actually affects choices (as opposed to a hand-waving 'obviously this will
happen' form of analysis).

Have at it!


Professor Cameron Neylon
Professor of Research Communications - President, FORCE11
Centre for Culture and Technology
Curtin University, Western Australia
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