Published September 2, 2020 | Version v1
Report Open

Future of Open Scholarship: Preliminary Findings

  • 1. University of Toronto
  • 2. Invest in Open Infrastructure


This report shares a preliminary summary of the findings and top level insights of the Future of Open Scholarship stakeholder interviews, run by the authors from June 29 to August 24, 2020. Over 54 interviews were conducted (some individual, some group), with a total of 81 participants from 56 different institutions, scholarly societies, and supporting organizations. (An additional 18 participants as a part of this research effort who have not yet participated in an initial user interview at the time of this report).

Engagement in this work involves representatives from 18 countries and 5 continents around the world. These include Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Mali, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Sudan, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

For more information on this project, including access to additional resources and reports, visit:


Funding for this research was provided by: University at Buffalo, SPARC, North Carolina State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Iowa State University, the Center for Research Libraries, the Libraries of the BigTen Alliance, the Wellcome Trust, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Stanford University.


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