Open science hit the mainstream of discourse in the scientific community
in 2016. Here I examine the emerging criticisms leveled against how we
publish and disseminate science and argues it may be time to reframe the
open science project. Rather than relying on instrumentalist language of
“carrot-and-sticks” and “rewards-and-incentives” we should, instead,
focus on the actual working conditions for scientists and the political
economy in which they are embedded.