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Culture of Communication in Academia

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Report from the Culture of Communication in Academia Workgroup

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Published by Mason Publishing, online at http://journals.gmu.edu/osi. Open Scholarship Initiative Proceedings, Volume 2, 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13021/G8osi.1.2017.1933. ©2017 OSI2017 Culture of Communication Workgroup. This open access article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Abstract / OSI2017 Workgroup Question

Following a common thread from throughout OSI2016, this workgroup will develop partnership proposals for this community to work together to improve the culture of communication inside academia, particularly inside research. As part of this effort, it may be important to clarify messaging surrounding the benefits and impacts of open access (OA) inside academia, particularly inside research. It may also be important to determine what resources and information are needed before this messaging can be effective, including showing the bene- fits of OA to a skeptical research community; addressing the many concerns of stakeholders; clearly explaining its pros and cons; and demonstrating the case for why the transition to OA is worth the trouble.

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AUTHORS

Barbara DeFelice, Susan Haigh, Barrett Matthews, Dan Morgan, Eric L. Olson, Leslie J. Reynolds, Rachel G. Samberg, Jason Steinhauer, Mary Yess. This document reflects the combined input of these authors (listed here in alphabetical order by last name) as well as contributions from other OSI2017 delegates. The findings and recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of individual authors, nor of their agencies, trustees, officers, or staff