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Deliverables & Publications

Below is a list of all PathOS deliverables & publications. Hyperlinks will be added to all as they become available. Watch this space!

PathOS Publications

The APC-Barrier and its effect on stratification in open access publishing

Current implementations of Open Access (OA) publishing frequently involve article processing charges (APCs). Increasing evidence has emerged that APCs impede researchers with fewer resources in publishing their research as OA. We analyzed 1.5 million scientific articles from journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals to assess average APCs and their determinants for a comprehensive set of journal publications across scientific disciplines, world regions, and through time.

Klebel, Thomas, and Tony Ross-Hellauer. "The APC-barrier and its effect on stratification in open access publishing." Quantitative Science Studies 4.1 (2023): 22-43.

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Introduction to causality in science studies (preprint)
Sound causal inference is crucial for advancing the study of science. Incorrectly interpreting predictive effects as causal might be ineffective or even detrimental to policy recommendations. Many publications in science studies lack appropriate methods to substantiate their causal claims. We here provide an introduction to structural causal models.
 
Klebel, Thomas, and Vincent Traag. Introduction to causality in science studies. No. 4bw9e. Center for Open Science, 2024.
 
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The societal impact of Open Science–a scoping review (preprint)
Open Science (OS) aims, in part, to drive greater societal impact of academic research. Government, funder and institutional policies state that it should further democratise research and increase learning and awareness, evidence-based policy-making, the relevance of research to society’s problems, and public trust in research. Yet, measuring societal impact of OS has proven challenging and synthesised evidence of it is lacking. This study fills this gap by systematically scoping the existing evidence of societal impact driven by OS and its various aspects.
 
Cole, Nicki L., et al. “The Societal Impact of Open Science–a Scoping Review.” SocArXiv, 21 Feb. 2024. Web.
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PathOS Deliverables

D1.1 Open Science intervention logic

Open Science intervention logic.

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D2.1 Scoping Review of Models, Evidence, Correlations and Causalities within Open Science Impact

The report will collect knowledge to date (from peer-reviewed and grey literature) on models, evidence, correlations and causalities within Open Science impact, collected and synthesised via a PRISMA-SCR methodology.

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D1.3 Key Impact Pathways for the open science framework

This report explores the impacts of Open Science (OS) practices with the scope of a proof-ofconcept study using the impact pathway concept described in PathOS D1.1 (Dekker et al., 2023). Based on previous data collected by PathOS, particularly from the scoping review by Klebel et al. (2024) and empirical case studies conducted by Cole et al. (2023), this report customizes, tests, and validates the Key Impact Pathway (KIP) approach in the context of Open Science. The resulting information is used to generate high-level impact chains, displayed as intervention logics, of Open Science practices. Three such preliminary pathways indicating the impacts of different Open Science activities are identified in the report: 1) Citizen Science, 3) Open Access pathway, 3) Impacts on climate and environment.

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D1.4 Validated model of Key OS Impact Pathways and guidelines/recommendations

This report will synthesise findings from across the project to present a coherent vision of Open Science Impact Pathways and present co-created multi-stakeholder policy guidelines and recommendations for future interventions to maximise these impacts - Coming Soon.

D2.1 & D2.2 A data driven methodology for reproducibility indicators and Handbook of OS indicators (first version)

A data driven methodology for reproducibility indicators and a report on of indicators, data sources and approaches. Includes discussion of challenges and opportunities for identifying causal effects of open science.

You can access the Handbook here.

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D2.3 A Handbook of OS indicators (final)

A report on indicators, data sources and approaches. Includes discussion of challenges and opportunities for identifying causal effects of open science - Coming Soon.

D3.1 Case studies for evaluation of open science impact

Case studies for evaluation of open science impact.

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D3.2 and D3.5 Data Management Plan

The Data Management Plan (DMP) will outline how data will be handled during the project, and after its finalisation.

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D3.3 Open Science Impact Indicators for Case studies Final report

Open Science Impact Indicators for Case studies Final report - Coming Soon.

D3.4 Data and tools for the long-term evaluation of open science

Data and tools for the long-term evaluation of open science - Coming Soon.

D4.1 Methodological note on the CBA of open science practices

The note presents the CBA framework specifically tailored to open science practices.

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D4.2 Methodological note on the CBA of open science practices - update

An updated methodological note on the CBA of open science practices - Coming Soon.

D4.3 CBA case studies 1

The report will include 2-3 case studies, each showing the results of a cost-benefit analysis of selected open science practice - Coming Soon.

D4.4 CBA case studies 2

The report will include 2-3 case studies, each showing the results of a cost-benefit analysis of selected open science practice - Coming Soon.

D5.1 Communication, Engagement and Dissemination Plan

Guidelines for communication, engagement and dissemination.

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D5.2 Training plan

This document introduces the training plan for PathOS. This is the first version of the initial activity plan for the PathOS training program. The training plan will be updated (in M23, July 2024) to include more comprehensive details and reflect evolving project needs. For now, this training plan focuses on the Handbook of Open Science Indicators and the Cost-Benefit Analysis for Open Science.

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D5.3 Exploitation Plan 1

Report listing the Key Exploitable Results of the project and responsible partners, including planned exploitation timelines and pathways - Coming Soon.

D5.4 Exploitation Plan

The final version of the exploitation plan - Coming Soon.

D5.5 Policy Brief 1

Short policy brief on the expected impact from the project - Coming Soon.

D5.6 Policy Brief 2

Policy Brief 2 - Coming Soon

D6.1 Project Management and Quality Guidelines: Handbook

Describes PathOS internal management procedures, detailing the project’s Quality assurance process (internal document)

D7.1 OEI - Requirement No. 1

Appointment of an independent Ethics Advisor to monitor the ethics issues involved in this project and how they are handled.

D7.2 OEI - Requirement No. 2

A report by the independent Ethics Advisor, covering the 1st reporting period.

D7.3 OEI - Requirement No. 3

A report by the independent Ethics Advisor, covering the 2nd reporting period.