Research

Who gets to engage? Who gets to contribute?

Open Access and Open Data are critical elements of effective vibrant scholarly communication systems.

But they are not sufficient on their own to ensure that universities remain relevant and engaged.

In order to effectively support knowledge production and mobilisation, universities must embrace opportunities to engage diverse communities in knowledge making, as well as knowledge sharing.

The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) project undertakes quantitative and qualitative research analysis of global institutional openness; diversity and inclusion in knowledge production; knowledge dissemination and evaluation of open knowledge performance.

The COKI Project is developing new tools for understanding the value that universities create; as well as new perspectives on what it means for a knowledge-making institution to be open.

 

Project research highlights by theme

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K. S., Ozaygen, A., & Brookes-Kenworthy, C. (2020). Meta-Research: Evaluating the impact of open access policies on research institutions. ELife, 9, e57067. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.57067

Montgomery, L., Hartley, J., Neylon, C., Gillies, M., Gray, E., Herrmann-Pillath, C., Huang, C-K., Leach, J., Potts, J., Ren, X., Skinner, K., Sugimoto, C., & Wilson, K. (2020 In press), Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Huang, K., Ozaygen, A., Handcock, R.N., Hosking, R., (2020 Submitted). Who puts the ‘open’ in open knowledge? Cultural Science Journal.

Ozaygen. A., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Huang, C-K., Pyne, R., Emery, C., & Lucraft, M. (2020). More readers in more places: The benefits of open access for scholarly books. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4014904

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C-K., Montgomery, L. & Ozaygen, A. (2019). ‘Is the library open?’: Correlating unaffiliated access to academic libraries with open access support. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1), 1-33. http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10298

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L. & Huang, C-K. (2019). Access to academic libraries: An indicator of openness? Information Research, 24(1), paper 809. http://InformationR.net/ir/24-1/paper809.html (Archived at http://www.webcitation.org/76tOSpfrn)

Pyne, R., Lucraft, M., Emery, C., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., & Ozaygen, A. (2020). Diversifying readership through open access: A usage analysis for OA books. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12746177.v1

Wilson, K., Kiuna, A., Lamptey, R. B., Veldsman, S., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Hosking, R. & Huang, C-K. (2020). Open access and research dissemination in Africa. ELPUB 2020: 24th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. http://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.20

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., Huang, C-K., Hosking, R., and Ozaygen, A. (Submitted 2020). Global diversity in higher education staffing: Towards openness. Higher education. https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:30683

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K., & Ozaygen, A. (2020). Comparison of bibliographic data sources: Implications for the robustness of university rankings. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(2), 445-478. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00031

Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., & Hosking, R. (2019). Manual cross-validation data for the article: “Comparison of bibliographic data sources: Implications for the robustness of university rankings”. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3379702

Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Wilson, K., & Montgomery, L. (2020). Data and Intermediate Queries for: Evaluating institutional open access performance: Methodology, challenges and assessment. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3693222

Selten, F., Neylon, C., Huang, C.-K., & Groth, P. (2020). A longitudinal analysis of university rankings. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(3), 1109–1135. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00052

 

Project research highlights by format

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Leaver, T. (July 31, 2018). How small open access monograph presses can make the most of an increasingly rich data landscape.  LSE Impact Blog.

Montgomery, L. & Neylon, C. (September 17, 2018). In a globalised and networked world, what is the unique value a university can bring? Introducing Open Knowledge Institutions. LSE Impact Blog.

Montgomery, L., Katz, D. S. & Guest, O. (March 6, 2019). Creating an Inclusive Research Landscape, F1000 Blog.

Montgomery, L. & Neylon, C. (March 29, 2019). The value of a journal is the community it creates, not the papers it publishes.  LSE Impact Blog.

Neylon, C. (September 25, 2019). Do university rankings measure anything at all? Wonkhe Blog.

Benneworth, P., Olmos Peñuela, J., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Hartley, J., &  Wilson, K. (2019). “The ‘open’ university as a transformer of public service ideals.” In Humanities and Higher Education: Generating synergies between Science, Technology and Humanities, Higher Education in the World 7, Global University Network for Innovation, Girona, Spain, pp. 453-461, http://www.guninetwork.org/files/download_full_report_heiw7.pdf

Neylon, C. (2019). Governing Open Science: Introduction. In L Chan, A Okune, B Hillyer, D Albornoz, A Posada (eds). Contextualizing openness: Situating open science. Ottawa:  University of Ottawa Press. https://www.idrc.ca/en/book/contextualizing-openness-situating-open-science

Neylon, C., et al. (2019). Open Scholarship and the need for collective action. London: Knowledge Exchange. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3476560 

Neylon, C. (2020). Research excellence is a neo-colonial agenda (and what might be done about it). In E Kraemer-Mbula, R Tijssen, M Wallace & R McLean (eds), Transforming Research Excellence. Cape Town: African Minds, pp. 92-115. http://www.africanminds.co.za/dd-product/transforming-research-excellence-new-ideas-from-the-global-south/

Pyne, R., Lucraft, M., Emery, C., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., & Ozaygen, A. (2020). Diversifying readership through open access: A usage analysis for OA books. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12746177.v1

Montgomery, L., Hartley, J., Neylon, C., Gillies, M., Gray, E., Herrmann-Pillath, C., Huang, C-K., Leach, J., Potts, J., Ren, X., Skinner, K., Sugimoto, C., & Wilson, K. (2020 In press), Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Montgomery, L. (2018). ‘The Future of the University in an Open Knowledge World’, Invited Keynote, Australian Science Media Centre Annual Meeting, Curtin HIVE, 7 June.

Montgomery, L. (2018), ‘Mapping the Digital Visibility of Open Access Books’, Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge, 31 May – 1 June 2018, Athens.

Montgomery, L. (2019), ‘Don’t talk to me about metrics! I write books!’, Invited Keynote, Shaping New Ways to Open the Book: A Workshop of the HIRMEOS Project, International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019, 2-4 June, Marseille https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/5649/files/2019/06/Keynote_Montgomery_Lucy.pdf 

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C-K., Ozaygen, A., & Wilson, K. (2019). Universities and knowledge sharing: Evaluating progress to openness at the institutional level, ELPUB 2019 – ELectronic PUBlishing Conference 2019, Marseille, France, June 11. https://elpub.episciences.org/5531/pdf

Huang, C-K. (2019). Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative & Open Access in Australia. CAUL Research Repositories Community Event, Sydney, 28-29 October 2019. https://www.caul.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/cairss/cairss2019karlhuang.pdf

Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K., Hosking, R., Ozaygen, A., & Brookes-Kenworthy, C. (2019). Shifting data sources in the rankings of universities. eResearch Australasia 2019, Brisbane, 21-25 October 2019. https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-eResearch_144_Shifting-Data-Sources.pdf

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C-K., Montgomery, L. & Ozaygen, A. (2019). ‘Is the library open?’: Correlating unaffiliated access to academic libraries with open access support. LIBER 2019 Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland,  26-28 June. https://zenodo.org/record/3258040#.X1shR1BS924 

Montgomery, L. (2020), ‘Universities as Open Knowledge Institutions’, Invited Keynote, INKE – Implementing New Knowledge Environments, Victoria, British Columbia. 

Wilson, K., Kiuna, A., Lamptey, R. B., Veldsman, S., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Hosking, R. & Huang, C-K. (2020). Open access and research dissemination in Africa. ELPUB 2020: 24th edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. http://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.20

Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Hosking, R. & Huang, C-K. (2020). How can we use social media data related to OA monographs. ELPUB 2020, 24rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing. http://doi.org/10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2020.18 

Montgomery, L. (August 18, 2020). China: A crucial connection for Australian researchers. Campus Morning Mail. https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/china-a-crucial-connection-for-australian-researchers/?utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website

Montgomery, L. (July 28, 2020). Open access is the new normal: it makes more ways to value research. Campus Morning Mail. https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/open-access-is-the-new-normal-it-makes-more-ways-to-value-research/?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email

Hartley, J, Potts, J, Montgomery L, Rennie E, and Neylon C. (2019). Do we need to move from communication technology to user community? A new economic model of the journal as a club. Learned Publishing 32(1): 27–35. https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1228 

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C-K., Montgomery, L. & Ozaygen, A. (2019). ‘Is the library open?’: Correlating unaffiliated access to academic libraries with open access support. LIBER Quarterly, 29(1), 1-33. http://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10298

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L. & Huang, C-K. (2019). Access to academic libraries: An indicator of openness? Information Research, 24(1), paper 809. http://InformationR.net/ir/24-1/paper809.html (Archived at http://www.webcitation.org/76tOSpfrn)

Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., Huang, C-K., Hosking, R., and Ozaygen, A. (Submitted 2020). Global diversity in higher education staffing: Towards openness. Higher education. https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:30683

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K. S., Ozaygen, A., & Brookes-Kenworthy, C. (2020). Meta-Research: Evaluating the impact of open access policies on research institutions. ELife, 9, e57067. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.57067

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Huang, K., Ozaygen, A., Handcock, R.N., Hosking, R., (2020 Submitted). Who puts the ‘open’ in open knowledge? Cultural Science Journal.

Huang, C.-K., Neylon, C., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K., & Ozaygen, A. (2020). Comparison of bibliographic data sources: Implications for the robustness of university rankings. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(2), 445-478. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00031

Selten, F., Neylon, C., Huang, C.-K., & Groth, P. (2020). A Longitudinal Analysis of University Rankings. Quantitative Science Studies, 1(3), 1109–1135. https://doi.org/10.1162/qss_a_00052

Ozaygen. A., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Huang, C-K., Pyne, R., Emery, C., & Lucraft, M. (2020). More readers in more places: The benefits of open access for scholarly books. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4014904

Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Montgomery, L., Wilson, K., Ozaygen, A., Brookes-Kenworthy, C. (2020). Evaluating institutional open access performance: Sensitivity analysis. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.19.998542

Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Wilson, K., & Montgomery, L. (2020). Data and Intermediate Queries for: Evaluating institutional open access performance: Methodology, challenges and assessment. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3693222

Brookes-Kenworthy, C., Huang, C-K., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., & Hosking, R. (2019). Manual cross-validation data for the article: “Comparison of bibliographic data sources: Implications for the robustness of university rankings”. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3379702

A complete list of COKI publications and presentations is available via Zenodo.

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