Rewarding open access scholarship in promotion and tenure

“Faculty often report that the promotion and tenure (P&T) process is a barrier to adopting open access (OA) practices.1 Even as libraries offer a growing number of OA services (including repositories, funds, journal publishing, data management, and altmetrics tools), efforts to reform the institutional scholarly communication culture will lag if the explicit and implicit values of P&T committees do not adapt.

Here we describe the efforts of one institution, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), to reward OA scholarship in the P&T process.”