MLE on Open Science publishes final report on Altmetrics and Rewards
The Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Open Science has published its final report on "Altmetrics and Rewards" on the Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) website of the European Commission's Policy Support Facility (PSF).
The report builds on the exchange of experiences and mutual learning of 13 countries: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. It provides an overview of various challenges of Open Science implementation across Europe as discussed throughout several meetings in 2017. Its focus is on three topics: 1) The potential of altmetrics – alternative (i.e. non-traditional) metrics that go beyond citations of articles – to foster Open Science; 2) Incentives and rewards for researchers to engage in Open Science activities; 3) Guidelines for developing and implementing national policies for Open Science. It identifies good practices, lists priorities and outlines potential courses of action for the best possible transition to Open Science.TOP