Drivers and barriers in the transition to open science: the perspective of stakeholders in the Spanish scientific community



Palabras clave:

Open science, Open access, Open research data, Research assessment, Open peer review, Scientific system, Legislation, Research funding, Feasibility, Spain


This paper presents the results of a research study whose objective was to identify the facilitating factors and barriers that, in the opinion of representatives of the Spanish scientific community, impact the implementation of the new open science model in four areas: open access, open research data, research assessment and open peer review. A qualitative study was designed in which information was obtained through interviews with researchers, editors of scientific journals, representatives of assessment agencies and vice-chancellors, and through a focus group of librarians with expertise in aspects of open science. The enabling factors and barriers identified were related to the researcher and the fruit of their research, as well as to the scientific ecosystem, which provides direct institutional support and backing (universities/research centres), the regulatory framework (management of the science system) and the science communication system (media). The results indicate that a shift in scientific practices toward the open science model can only be achieved if there is a policy framework that integrates all initiatives and links into the scientific assessment and reward system, and if the necessary funding is in place to support this transition.


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González-Teruel, A., López-Borrull, A., Santos-Hermosa, G., Abad-Garcí­a, F., Ollé, C., & Serrano-Vicente, R. (2022). Drivers and barriers in the transition to open science: the perspective of stakeholders in the Spanish scientific community. Profesional De La información, 31(3).



Artí­culos de investigación / Research articles