« Support for the open access movement has grown in recent years, and today more than a quarter of scholarly literature is freely available. Yet, despite years of advocacy work and countless policies and mandates promoting openness, the majority of researchers are still not compelled to make their research outputs publicly available. Why is this the case? What barriers stand in the way of creating real change?
In a study by the ScholCommLab, Juan Pablo Alperin, Carol Muñoz Nieves, Lesley Schimanski, Erin McKiernan, and Meredith Niles suggest one possible explanation: the state of the review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) protocols at today’s research institutions. (…) »