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.

A selection of the latest publications and analysis produced by the COKI team is available through the links below. A complete list of COKI publications and presentations is available via Zenodo.

Project research highlights by theme

Arthur, P. L., Hearn, L., Montgomery, L., Craig, H., Arbuckle, A., & Siemens, R. (2021). Open scholarship in Australia: A review of needs, barriers, and opportunities. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, fqaa063. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa063

Huang, C.-K. (Karl). (2020, November 13). How open is open access? The Naked Scientists. [podcast] https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/how-open-open-access

Huang, C-K., Wilson, K., Neylon, C., Ozaygen, A., Montgomery, L., and Hosking, R. (2021 in review). Exploratory analysis of indicators for open knowledge institutions: a case study of Australian universities. Available at Humanities Commons. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/r2sx-xg40

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. (2021, in press), Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Wilson, K., Huang, C-K., Hosking, R.,  Ozaygen, A., and Handcock, R. (2020). Who puts the ‘open’ in open knowledge? Cultural Science Journal. 12(1), 13–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/csci.136

Wilson K., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Handcock, R.,Hosking, R.,  Huang, C-K., Ozaygen, A., and Roelofs, A. (2021). Becoming Open Knowledge Institutions: Divergence, Dialogue and Diversity. In: Toeppe K., Yan H., Chu S.K.W. (eds) Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue. iConference 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12646. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_36

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. (2021, June 23). Making Big Data Useful: How Data Visualisation Can Support Open Scholarship, CAVAL Selling Open Scholarship CRIG forum webinar series https://members.caval.edu.au/member-committees/members-crig/crig-past-forums/crig-forums-2021#SOS 

Wilson, K. (2021, June 23). The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative: Sharing data on scholarly research performance. LIBER Annual Conference 2021. Slides:  https://zenodo.org/record/5036311#.YOeMsx2xV24  Presentation recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUT_3hkDg&list=PLHA3lUmrYM3u-Rs-L52lrzmLcjRKr3RJq&index=9

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. (2020). Global diversity in higher education staffing: Towards openness.  https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:30683

 

2020. Handcock, R.N., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Diprose, J., Roelofs, A., Montgomery, L., Ozaygen, A., Wilson, K., & Huang, C-K. Semi-auto generated reports from a large dataset for non-expert users. 2020 eResearch Australasia
Online Conference
, 19 – 23 October 2020.
https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/2020/09/semi-auto-generated-reports-from-a-large-dataset-for-non-expert-users/

2020. Roelofs, A., Diprose, J., Hosking, R., Handcock, R.N., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., Ozaygen, A., Wilson, K., & Huang, C-K. Dynamic allocation of computational resources using Airflow and Terraform. 2020 eResearch Australasia Online Conference, 19 – 23 October 2020. https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/2020/09/dynamic-allocation-of-computational-resources-using-airflow-and-terraform/

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.

Handcock, R.N., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Diprose, J., Roelofs, A., Montgomery, L., Ozaygen, A., Wilson, K., & Huang, C-K. Semi-auto generated reports from a large dataset for non-expert users. (2020). eResearch Australasia Online Conference, 19 – 23 October 2020.  https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/2020/09/semi-auto-generated-reports-from-a-large-dataset-for-non-expert-users/  

Huang, C-K. (2020). How open are universities? An Australian case study. Presented at the 2020 7:AM Altmetrics Conference, online. Presentation slides available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4279254

Roelofs, A., Diprose, J., Hosking, R., Handcock, R.N., Neylon, C., Montgomery, L., Ozaygen, A., Wilson, K., & Huang, C-K. Dynamic allocation of computational resources using Airflow and Terraform. (2020). eResearch Australasia Online Conference, 19 – 23 October 2020.  https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/2020/09/dynamic-allocation-of-computational-resources-using-airflow-and-terraform/  

 Montgomery, L. (March 23, 2020). On track or off the rails? Australia’s Open journey [Panel] OASPA Webinar

Wilson K., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Handcock, R.,Hosking, R.,  Huang, C-K., Ozaygen, A., and Roelofs, A. (2021). Becoming Open Knowledge Institutions: Divergence, Dialogue and Diversity. In: Toeppe K., Yan H., Chu S.K.W. (eds) Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue. iConference 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12646. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71305-8_36 

Wilson, K., Montgomery, L., Neylon, C., Hosking, R., Huang, C.-K. (Karl), Ozaygen, A., Handcock, R. N., & Roelofs, A. (2020). Extending researcher knowledge of open scholarship performance and options. eResearch Australasia Online Conference, 19 – 23 October 2020. https://conference.eresearch.edu.au/2020/09/extending-researcher-knowledge-of-open-scholarship-performance-and-options/

Montgomery, L. (2021, June 23). Making Big Data Useful: How Data Visualisation Can Support Open Scholarship, CAVAL Selling Open Scholarship CRIG forum webinar series https://members.caval.edu.au/member-committees/members-crig/crig-past-forums/crig-forums-2021#SOS 

Wilson, K. (2021, June 23). The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative: Sharing data on scholarly research performance. LIBER Annual Conference 2021. Slides:  https://zenodo.org/record/5036311#.YOeMsx2xV24  Presentation recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUT_3hkDg&list=PLHA3lUmrYM3u-Rs-L52lrzmLcjRKr3RJq&index=9

New rankings system shows flaws in university league tables. (2020, October 12). Curtin University News and Events. https://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/new-rankings-system-shows-flaws-in-university-league-tables/

Montgomery, L. (2020, August 26). China’s role in research: it’s no secret, Campus Morning Mail. https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/chinas-role-in-research-its-no-secret/

Montgomery, L. (2020, November 9). Global scholars’ attitudes to open access. Remaking HE: Opportunities for higher education in a post Covid world, Online[Video]. https://www.remakinghe.com/lucy-montgomery-global-scholars-attitudes-to-open-access/  

Montgomery, L., Schmidt, B., & Farley, A. (2020, November 9). Who owns your work? [Panel]. Remaking HE: Opportunities for higher education in a post Covid world, Online. https://www.remakinghe.com/sessions/who-owns-your-work/

Montgomery, L. (2021, January 4). 2020 locked in shift to open access publishing, but Australia is lagging. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/2020-locked-in-shift-to-open-access-publishing-but-australia-is-lagging-150284

Ross, J. (2020, October 24). Open access ‘top performers’ in Africa and Latin America. Times Higher Education News. [Features C-K Huang] https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/open-access-top-performers-africa-and-latin-america

Winkler, T. (2020, November 9). Open access the great right way | Campus Morning Mail. https://campusmorningmail.com.au/news/open-access-the-great-right-way/  

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, C-K., Hosking, R.,  Ozaygen, A., and Handcock, R. (2020). Who puts the ‘open’ in open knowledge? Cultural Science Journal. 12(1), 13–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/csci.136

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

Arthur, P. L., Hearn, L., Montgomery, L., Craig, H.,
Arbuckle, A., & Siemens, R. (2021). Open scholarship in Australia: A review
of needs, barriers, and opportunities. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities,
fqaa063. https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqaa063

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

Huang, C.-K. (Karl). (2020, November 13). How open is open access? The Naked Scientists. [podcast] https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/how-open-open-access