Research Assessment: Navigating open access and institutional repositories for a paradigm shift in academic promotion and tenure evaluations


In the complex academic world, the process of research assessment for Promotion and Tenure (P&T) along with traditional publishing has left few faculty exploring alternative options in the Open Access (OA) landscape. Librarians will need to play a crucial role in shaping the discourse of research assessment, alternative publishing avenues, predatory publisher impacts, and digital scholarly journals longevity. Universities have the opportunity to challenge corporate academic publishing models by revisiting how faculty scholarly output is appraised for P&T. Are academic authors being judged by the quality of each publication or instead by the publication venue? Explore with us how a reassessment of research assessment can lead to increased use of Institutional Repositories (IRs), decrease predatory publishing, and lessen stress for faculty in pursuit of promotion and tenure.


TCDL 2024 Session 3B, Wednesday, 5/22/2024, 10:15 am to 11:15 am | Moderated by Phebe Raglin, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi | Idea Lab | Scholarly Communication