Open Science Practices in Information Systems Research
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ItemThe Pragmatic School of Thought in Open Science Practice: A Case Study of Multi-stakeholder Participation in Shaping the Future of Internet Governance( 2021-01-05)The internet is a disruptive technology that continues to define our modern world. However, numerous ethical challenges remain for internet governance going forward, e.g. surveillance capitalism, terrorism and radicalisation. The ‘pragmatic’ school of thought in open science advocates for collaboration between diverse stakeholder groups (e.g. citizens, academics, practitioners, policymakers) to ensure an informed, and positive imprint for change. However, our understanding of how open science can be used for assimilating knowledge on complex socio-political issues remains nascent. To address this gap, we present findings from ‘We, the Internet’, a global consultation project which utilised open science practices such as stakeholder-led evaluations and open access publications to engage stakeholders in dialogue around the future of internet governance. Our findings discuss emergent themes on the future of internet governance, and highlight the potential of open science to mobilise groups and combat public scepticism in policy-making.
ItemHow Can I Share My Work? A Review of the Open Access Policies of IS Journals( 2021-01-05)We conducted a literature review of the open access (OA) policies of IS journals which indicates they are adapting to the evolving research landscape that incorporates open science practices. And just as the IS journals are changing, IS researchers need to change too. However, while different entities can offer guidance, help, and nudges to authors to try and promote the practice of OA, it will not become a norm until the IS researchers themselves adopt it into their own practices. That is, they need to reconsider their practices by moving beyond the academic paper as the only output of a research project and consider how other research components they create can be made freely available as an open artefact. In doing so, not only can they increase their research outputs but also develop their academic profile while making opportunities for new projects and collaborations.