How communication scholars see open scholarship

Nicholas David Bowman, Eike Mark Rinke, Eun Ju Lee, Robin Nabi, Claes H. de Vreese

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While perspectives on open scholarship practices (OSPs) in Communication are noted in editorials and position papers, as a discipline we lack data-driven insights into how the larger community understands, feels about, engages in, and supports OSPs–insights that could inform current conversations about OSPs in Communication and document how the field shifts in response to ongoing discourses around OS in the current moment. A mixed-methodological survey of International Communication Association members (N = 330) suggested widespread familiarity with and support for some OSPs, but less engagement with them. In open-ended responses, respondents expressed several concerns, including reservations about unclear standards, presumed incompatibility with scholarly approaches, fears of a misuse of shared materials, and perceptions of a toxic culture surrounding open scholarship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-230
Number of pages26
JournalAnnals of the International Communication Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2022


  • #opencomm
  • Open scholarship
  • metascience
  • mixed methods
  • open data
  • open science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication


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