What is it about?

The article describes the results of the online survey on open science (OS) carried out on researchers affiliated with universities and Spanish research centres and focused on open access to scientific publications, the publication process, the management of research data and the review of open articles.

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The main conclusions indicate a need for persuasion of OA to take place; APCs are an economic barrier rather than the main criterion for journal selection; OPR practices may seem innovative and emerging; scientific and evaluation policies seem to have a clear effect on the behaviour of researchers; researchers state that they share research data more for reasons of persuasion than out of obligation.


Universities should open internal reflection processes regarding open science and the cultural shift it may bring about, among both young researchers and the rest of the collective, and it may be useful to advance in internal evaluation policies in measures and indications that do not exclusively depend on the impact factor, in order to prepare the ecosystem for future changes

Candela Ollé
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

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This page is a summary of: Habits and perceptions regarding open science by researchers from Spanish institutions, PLoS ONE, July 2023, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0288313.
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