Authors : Lutz Bornmann, Raf Guns, Michael Thelwall, Dietmar Wolfram
Open Science is an umbrella term that encompasses many recommendations for possible changes in research practices, management, and publishing with the objective to increase transparency and accessibility.
This has become an important science policy issue that all disciplines should consider. Many Open Science recommendations may be valuable for the further development of research and publishing but not all are relevant to all fields.
This opinion paper considers the aspects of Open Science that are most relevant for scientometricians, discussing how they can be usefully applied.