The Open Science ecosystem

Abstract The present study shows the dimensions of open science and the impact of this context on researchers’ lives. The birth of scientifi cjournals in the seventeenth century helped to promote the Scientifi c Revolution, allowing researchers to communicate through time and space, using the technologies of the time to generate reliable knowledge more quickly and effi ciently. Taking advantage of continuous advances in information technology, researchers are moving towards a new, more open scientifi c ecosystem to accompany the research life cycle. It is in this context that Open Science arises to ensure the free availability and usability of academic publications, data resulting from research and academic methodologies, including codes or algorithms that were used to generate such data.