This report builds on the exchange of experiences and mutual learning of 13 countries: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. It provides an overview of various challenges of Open Science implementation across Europe as discussed throughout several meetings in 2017.
The report is focused on three topics: 1) The potential of altmetrics – alternative (i.e. non-traditional) metrics that go beyond citations of articles – to foster Open Science; 2) Incentives and rewards for researchers to engage in Open Science activities; 3) Guidelines for developing and implementing national policies for Open Science. It identifies good practices, lists priorities and outlines potential courses of action for the best possible transition to Open Science.