Many people and organizations are working to make changes to P&T policies & processes. There are toolkits from England and Finland, declarations & manifestos out of Hong Kong and Leiden. Each tackles different aspects of researcher assessment and rewards, trustworthiness, rigor and transparency, and other issues. Below are a few of the latest and/or best-known changemakers and tools for change.
Linguistic Society of America Statement on the Scholarly Merit and Evaluation of Open Scholarship in Linguistics
An example of a scholarly society encouraging changes to promotion and tenure practices. For example, they suggest incentivizing open scholarship by emphasizing its importance in the language of job advertisements, internal review materials, and external letter requests.
Utrecht University's new Open Science program, which departments will implement in 2022, has four tracks: Open access, FAIR data/software, public engagement, and recognition & rewards. Some of their changes to promotion and tenure include: Move away from JIF and other “simple counting”; instead, consider all types of outputs and a narrative assessment. Metrics should only be used to support or complement qualitative measures. Refer to the Leiden Manifesto as a guide to using metrics. Incentivize collaboration and teamwork, teaching, leadership, and societal impact.
May 13, 2022