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A guide for social science journal editors on easing into open science

A guide for social science journal editors on easing into open science

Silverstein, Priya, Elman, Colin, Montoya, Amanda, McGillivray, Barbara, Pennington, Charlotte, Harrison, Chase, Steltenpohl, Crystal, Roer, Jan, Corker, Katherine, Charron, Lisa, Elsherif, Mahmoud, Malicki, Mario, Hayes-Harb, Rachel, Grinschgl, Sandra, Neal, Tess, Evans, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0002-6670-0718 , Karhulahti, Veli-Matti, Krenzer, William, Belaus, Anabel, Moreau, David, Burin, Debora, Chin, Elizabeth, Plomp, Esther, Mayo-Wilson, Evan, Lyle, Jared, Adler, Jonathan, Bottesini, Julia, Lawson, Katherine, Schmidt, Kathleen, Reneau, Kyrani, Vilhuber, Lars, Waltman, Ludo, Gernsbacher, Morton, Plonski, Paul, Ghai, Sakshi, Grant, Sean, Christian, Thu-Mai, Ngiam, William and Syed, Moin (2024) A guide for social science journal editors on easing into open science. Research Integrity and Peer Review. ISSN 2058-8615 (Online) (In Press)

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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: has collated several resources on embedding open science in journal editing ( 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:

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: open science; journal editing; scholarly publishing; peer review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 15:45

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