“It made me sad that even with mistakes that happen, there was no effort to make things right, or even apologize. And as I’ve realized that I was treated unfairly, it changed into something that more resembled anger at times.”


“publications written by a solo female author (14.19%) or a group of female authors (10.72%) had lower OA publishing probabilities than those written by a solely male author(s) (17.14%). These findings hint at…the disadvantage of gender homophily (especially female-only authorship) on OA publishing likelihood.”


“Among 1792 manuscripts in which DAS indicated that authors are willing to share their data, 1670 (93%) authors either did not respond or declined to share their data with us. Among 254 (14%) of 1792 authors who responded to our query for data sharing, only 122 (6.8%) provided the requested data.”


“[Conducting decentralized science in a clinic standpoint is a lot of] “gatekeeping, and you need to come through the right channel,You need to know the right person, who knows the right person, who’s gonna make the phone call.”


“Many in the movement declare equity as a goal, but reality is not always on track for that. Indeed, I fear that without more critical thought, open science could become just the extension of privilege.”


“if our scholarly critique is not fair, thoughtful, and well-considered, it can exacerbate inequalities and alienate researchers at the margins of the community.”


 “Against its initial objectives to reform the field and make it better for all, it rather is a reflection of societal power structures and privileges, benefitting those who have achieved a position that does not make them worry about career prospectives anymore”


“Feminist ECRs have much to contribute to this emerging way of doing research. However, they face unique barriers, which may prohibit their full engagement with the open science movement. “


“overall, 5.6 percent of reviewers signed their comments. The results showed “a pretty strong gender divide,” with men almost twice as likely to sign their comments as women”


“We hope this special issue will inspire dialogue and discourse on the uncomfortable intersections identified… If the feminist psychology and open science communities can listen to one another, they may benefit from shared wisdom and ultimately facilitate their shared goals.”

“The open science movement, much like the field of psychology, was founded and led primarily by men doing mainstream experimental and quantitative research.” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03616843211044494

“Uncritical narratives of openness therefore may fail to address structural barriers in knowledge production and hence perpetuate the cumulative advantage of dominant groups and the knowledge they produced.”

“What evidence and discourse exists in the literature about the ways in which dynamics and structures of inequality could persist or be exacerbated in the transition to Open Science, across disciplines, regions and demographics?” https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/d5fz7/

“while an open science movement with limited diversity may still provide theoretical access to open science tools (for some people), it will fail to challenge the more fundamental issue of hierarchies within the scientific process”

“while engaging in open science presents opportunity, it can also come at a cost, something that may be particularly salient for women.” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/03616843211037613

“We present an urgently needed counterpoint considering people whom have been disempowered, discriminated against, ignored, or otherwise excluded… We believe current OS priorities & practices perpetuate, rather than resolve, such marginalization”

“Collectively, OS’s gamification reflects the broader cultural values of its creators (competition, capitalism) and is designed to reward similar researchers” https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqab029

“Considering our results, the citation advantage of OA publishing likely benefits men at more elite institutions with greater research grant support.”


“Men generally publish more OA articles than women and the disparity becomes more pronounced when APCs must be paid. As a result, authors who do publish OA may not be fully representative of their particular discipline or community.”


“The gender impact of OA policies needs to be analysed, but, due to the existing disconnection between gender and openness priorities, there is a lack sex-disaggregated data on OA practices by women and men.”


“The distinct lack of gender disaggregated data in Open Science practice suggests that most analysis and policy documents in this field adopt a gender-blind approach…This approach reflects the devaluing of gender equitable provision”


“#bropenscience is a tongue-in-cheek expression but also has a serious side, shedding light on the narrow demographics and off-putting behavioural patterns seen in open science.”

“regardless of individual intentions, groups can easily develop and perpetuate elitist, yet informal social structures, recreating the same biases inherent in society at large. “ https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/november-2020/bropenscience-broken-science

“Everything’s political… Whose voices are listened to and heard in that process? Or maybe more importantly, whose voices aren’t listened to and excluded?”


“While citizen science has the potential to include diverse publics in scientific knowledge production, studies have shown that citizen scientists are predominantly white, male, highly educated, and highly interested in science.”


“In this sense, we must constantly interrogate whose interests openness is serving and whose is it neglecting and stay vigilant of the ways in which openness may amplify or bridge power asymmetries.”


“Open science by itself cannot fix all the problems that its proponents claim it will solve, because the problems of bias and inequality are inherent in our broader culture.”

“Although open-science advocates claim that this movement will cure many problems that exist within science, in practice it can reinforce the existing biases and inequalities commonly found in academia” https://www.americanscientist.org/article/open-science-isnt-always-open-to-all-scientists

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