T. Schott Plutchak, formerly at the University of Alabama, described the latest developments with the Open Scholarship Initiative. There are costs and benefits: all stakeholders are included; all perspectives must be listened to; the capacity of existing groups must be leveraged; and we must look globally and holistically. Promotion and tenure, impact factors, data repositories, the culture of communication, and peer review are all connected. We are dealing with advocacy, not emotion.
Here are some of OSI’s goals:
And here are some tactics for achieving the goals.