Open Scholarship and Transparency in Applied Linguistics Research

Ali Al-Hoorie*, Emma Marsden

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Open Scholarship (OS) movement embodies major shifts in research culture, infrastructures, and practices, from initial design, through peer review, to dissemination of findings. The ultimate aim of the movement is to improve transparency of research by making the entire research process freely accessible to and findable by all. It is driven by a range of motives, including economic, scientific, social, pragmatic, and personal reasons, as well as a very important set of equality, diversity, and inclusion rationales with relevance from local to global levels. OS operates on a continuum of openness and is observable to different extents across different areas and subdomains within applied linguistics. This entry describes these practices and their driving forces. It also considers some of the benefits and challenges of OS and highlights some OS initiatives that originated from or have been adapted to the field of applied linguistics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Feb 2024

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