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OS Impact evidence library 

What evidence exists for the academic, societal, or economic impact of Open Science?

To answer this question, the PathOS team has conducted three scoping reviews. Our work was guided by the PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR) methodological framework and was limited to works in English since 2000. The search including peer-reviewed material from academic databases (Web of Science, Scopus) as well as “grey literature” identified through an exhaustive search of websites from recognised stakeholders. Through systematic screening and assessment of over 30,000 records, we identified more than 600 relevant studies.

We are pleased to share this literature via our curated Zotero library, containing references to all studies included in our reviews.

The academic, societal and economic impacts of Open Science Library

Initial results from our search of academic databases are synthesised within the report “PathOS D1.2 Scoping Review of Open Science Impact”. The full synthesis (including results obtained via citation searching (snowball search) is currently in process and web searches for non-peer-reviewed grey literature. The final reports will be published in three separate pre-prints, to be made available in early 2024. 

We hope that sharing this evidence will enable others to build on our work in an effort to better understand the academic, societal, and economic impacts of Open Science. 


If you have any feedback, comments, or feel that we may have missed something, we'd love to hear from you! 

Contact us:

✉ Tony Ross-Hellauer, KNOW Center

✉ Thomas Klebel, KNOW Center