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Which Journals in Your Discipline Score Best on the TOP Criteria? There’s an App for That

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Measure Rates Quality of Research Journals’ Policies to Promote Transparency and Reproducibility”, published by the Center for Open Science at their website.] “Today, the Center for Open Science launches TOP Factor, an alternative to journal…

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How Major Publishers Implement TOP’s Open Data Policies

[From the article, “The Landscape of Open Data Policies” by David Mellor, published at the Center for Open Science blogsite] “TOP [Transparency and Openness Promotion] includes eight policies for publishers or funders to use to increase transparency. They include data transparency,…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (August 23, 2018)

[From the blog, “Open science is now the only way forward for psychology” by Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells, posted in the Science Blog Network at http://www.theguardian.com%5D “When we launched Head Quarters five years ago, psychology was in a pretty dark…

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Getting the Publishers Into the Act

At a recent Wiley Executive Seminar, participants from the academic research and publishing community discussed how open science can reduce research bias.  Two trends are particularly noteworthy.  The first is that the TOP guidelines (Transparency and Openness Promotion) are gaining prominence….

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Science Journal Argues that Requiring Transparency Inhibits “Creativity and Novelty”. Really?

In a recent editorial, the journal Epidemiology argues that committing to a set of standards known at the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines would, among other things, inhibit “creativity and novelty.”  Instead, the journal says, “We intend to soon ask…

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