Mutual Learning Exercise: Open Science — Altmetrics and Rewards. Final Report. Edited by European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. April 2018. Prepared by the independent experts: Frank Miedema (Chair); Katja Mayer (Rapporteur); Kim Holmberg; Sabina Leonelli.
This report builds on the exchange of experiences and mutual learning of 13 countries: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. It provides an overview of various challenges of Open Science implementation across Europe as discussed throughout several meetings in 2017.
Its focus is on three topics:
The potential of altmetrics – alternative (i.e. non-traditional) metrics that go beyond citations of articles – to foster Open Science.
Incentives and rewards for researchers to engage in Open Science activities.
Guidelines for developing and implementing national policies for Open Science. It identifies good practices, lists priorities and outlines potential courses of action for the best possible transition to Open Science.
Table of Contents
1.2 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
3 BACKGROUND TO OPEN SCIENCE
3.1 THE STATUS OF OPEN SCIENCE IN EUROPE – IMPLEMENTATION AND ASPIRATION
3.2 INCENTIVISING AND REWARDING OPEN SCHOLARSHIP
3.2.2 Incentives and rewards
3.3 NATIONAL INITIATIVES FOR OPEN SCIENCE
4 POSITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES FROM MEMBER STATES AND PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
5 LESSONS LEARNED
5.1 KEY CONCERNS AND BEST PRACTICES IN OPEN SCIENCE IMPLEMENTATION
5.3 ROADMAP FOR OPEN SCIENCE
5.4 CONCLUSIONS AND NEXT STEPS