How open science helps researchers succeed

Posted On: July 8, 2016

Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.  more


Published July 7, 2016
Cite as eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.16800


One comment for “How open science helps researchers succeed”

On July 31, 2016, 6:03 AM Joshua said:

Thank you for the interesting read. I have personally learned so much from available open resources online.