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Support Scholars Who Share: Combating the Mismatch between Openness Policies and Professional Rewards

Author

Krzton, Ali
Krzton, Alicia

Abstract

Librarians play a leading role in promoting openness in scholarly communication, including open access, open data, and public accountability. However, individual researchers remain reluctant to embrace open scholarship or change their communication habits, largely because scholars who practice what we preach are disadvantaged in the current promotion and tenure process. Universities’ present interest in openness initiatives provide an opportunity to advocate for reform. Learn why librarians must push for a promotional system that rewards open scholarship at the institutional level to see genuine progress in research integrity and public access.