What is open collaboration?
Open scientific collaboration refers to the forms of collaboration in the course of the scientific process that do not fit under open data and open publications.
It includes different type of outputs such as open code, open hardware, the use of collaborative platforms between scientists and the "citizen-science" phenomenon.
The chosen indicators cover the availability of scientific Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), journals' policies on open code, and number of citizen science projects.
New indicators and updated data will be added over time.
You can download the chart and its data through the dedicated menu within each chart (top right of the image).
For more information, see the methodology report.
Availability of scientific APIs
This indicator shows the number of Application Programming Interfaces in the science category of the largest API repository ProgrammableWeb.
Journals' policies with regard to open code
The indicator shows the different policies of journals with regard to open code, based on Stodden, 2013.
This indicator shows the number of open hardware project in the Open Hardware Repository.
Citizens' science projects
There are other indicators used to monitor scientific open collaboration, such as:
- Percentage of peer reviews that are published (from the old version of OSM)
- Percentage of publications in PeerJ that use open peer review (from the old version of OSM)
- Journal policies on open peer review (from the old version of OSM)
- Altmetrics: Number of mentions of publications in media and social media (from the old version of OSM)
- Corrections and retractions recorded in Web of Science (from the old version of OSM)
You can here find a set of detailed case studies available for download, that will be updated in the course of the study.