A Guide for Social Science Journal Editors on Easing into Open Science

Priya Silverstein*, Colin Elman, Amanda Montoya, Barbara McGillivray, Charlotte Rebecca Pennington, Chase H. Harrison, Crystal N. Steltenpohl, Jan Philipp Röer, Katherine S. Corker, Lisa M. Charron, Mahmoud Elsherif, Mario Malicki, Rachel Hayes-Harb, Sandra Grinschgl, Tess Neal, Thomas Rhys Evans, Veli-Matti Karhulahti, William L. D. Krenzer, A. Belaus, David MoreauDebora I. Burin, E. Chin, Esther Plomp, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Jared Lyle, Jonathan M. Adler, Julia G. Bottesini, Katherine M. Lawson, Kathleen Schmidt, Kyrani Reneau, Lars Vilhuber, Ludo Waltman, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Paul E. Plonski, Sakshi Ghai, Sean Grant, Thu-Mai Christian, William Ngiam, Moin Syed

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Journal editors have a large amount of power to advance open science in their respective fields by incentivising and mandating open policies and practices at their journals. The Data PASS Journal Editors Discussion Interface (JEDI, an online community for social science journal editors: www.dpjedi.org) has collated several resources on embedding open science in journal editing (www.dpjedi.org/resources). However, it can be overwhelming as an editor new to open science practices to know where to start. For this reason, we created a guide for journal editors on how to get started with open science. The guide outlines steps that editors can take to implement open policies and practices within their journal, and goes through the what, why, how, and worries of each policy and practice. This manuscript introduces and summarizes the guide (full guide: https://osf.io/hstcx).
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalResearch Integrity and Peer Review
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2024

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  • open science
  • journal editing
  • scholarly publishing
  • peer review


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