Erin C McKiernan 1 , * , Philip E Bourne 2 , C Titus Brown 3 , Stuart Buck 4 , Amye Kenall 5 , Jennifer Lin 6 , Damon McDougall 7 , Brian A Nosek 8 , Karthik Ram 9 , Courtney K Soderberg 8 , Jeffrey R Spies 8 , 10 , Kaitlin Thaney 11 , Andrew Updegrove 12 , Kara H Woo 13 , 14 , Tal Yarkoni 15
07 July 2016
Open access, open data, open source and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.