Widening the piste of research incentives: the opportunities of open science | Discussions – F1000 Research
"I recently attended the EU Presidency Conference on Open Science in Amsterdam. Refreshingly (and speedily), on the day after the conference, a draft Call for Action was issued. The challenge is for the various working groups being convened by the EC to turn the Call into action. Open science is often talked about as a way to change what is wrong about how science is currently published, shared and incentivised. We talk about providing open access to articles to enable access to essentially print versions of articles that would previously have been visible behind journal pay-walls, and we talk about providing ‘alternative’ views of how an article is used, so using alt metrics to take us beyond a reliance on journal-level metrics and academic citations. Addressing these two issues should be among the outcomes of open science, but its goals are much more forward looking and ambitious ..."