Is the tail wagging the dog? Perversity in academic rewards
The academic reward structure focuses heavily on the publication of novel results in high impact journals. This talk considers the problems this narrow focus is creating in research and its dissemination and how these activities go against some of the basic tenets of science itself. It suggests that Open Research offers a way to improve the veracity of scientific claims and then looks at some of the recent examples of a move away from the status quo over the past 18 months.
This talk is a Keynote Address delivered to the 9th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing held in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-21 September 2017 https://oaspa.org/conference/coasp-2017-program/ The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #COASP9