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The Academy is Broken Stories

Restricted access to outputs and collaboration

* Research results are often not publicly accessible even if they have been funded by the public.

* Highly relevant research materials from publicly funded archives, museums, libraries and statistical inventories are either not available in digital form or inaccessible.

* Restricted access to and delayed dissemination of scholarly results limit knowledge transfer to researchers and other members of society.

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Inefficient Processes

* The scholarly communication system is highly inefficient and exceedingly ex-pensive, albeit the emergence of electronic publishing, which greatly reduced printing and postal delivery costs, among others.

* The possibilities of digital technologies are currently not fully exploited in scholarly communication. Despite the ever-growing tool and infrastructure landscape, traditional scholarly communication methods tend... more »

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Lack of reproducibility and transparency

* The majority of research results cannot be reproduced due to lack of underlying data, process instructions and context information.

* Adequate contextual information is often missing, making it difficult to determine whether a piece of research is credible and can be built upon.

* Evaluation by peer review has a mighty filtering function but is often untransparent and potentially biased.

* There has been a rise in... more »

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Technical and legal barriers

* Research products (data, materials, source code, etc.) often cannot be reused due to technical and legal restrictions (e.g. copyright).

* Overly restrictive copyright transfer agreements impede knowledge circulation, and contribute to an oligopoly of publishers and information service providers.

Deficits of the Current Scholarly Communication System:
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Kraker, P., Dörler, D., Ferus, A., Gutounig, R., Heigl, F.,... more »

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Incentives in need of improvement

* The quantity of research output is often valued over its quality. Scholars are incentivised to publish research results in small pieces, which boosts the overall costs of academic publishing while impeding new, original research.

* Scholarly communication is constrained by current reward structures largely favouring publication of research results in renowned academic publishing venues.

* Peer review is not adequately... more »

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