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Sharing Data and Materials in Psychological Science – Sage Journals (D. Stephen Lindsay | April 2017)

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Former Editor of Psychological Science Eric Eich encouraged the Association for Psychological Science (APS) to sign on to the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines of the Center for Open Science (see https://cos.io/our-services/top-guidelines/). Subsequently, APS adopted use of Open Practice badges recognizing articles for which the data and materials are easily accessible (and a badge for articles reporting preregistered studies). Now, nearly half of the journal’s primary research articles meet criteria for at least one badge. This rate is much higher than that for comparison journals (see Kidwell et al., 2016; Tressoldi, Cumming, Fresc, & Giofré, 2016).

This piece suggests a practical approach to open data.

Psychological Science is now introducing some minor changes designed to increase the frequency and ease with which editors and reviewers of submissions can access data and materials as part of the peer-review process. I anticipate that, in addition to enhancing the review process, these changes will further increase the percentage of Psychological Science articles for which researchers can quickly and easily access data and materials postpublication. The changes we are introducing are tweaks and nudges, not radical shifts. In the following, I explain the changes and why they are worth undertaking.
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Enabling Reviewers to Access Data as Part of the Review Process
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