The Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative: Incentivising Open Research Practices through Peer Review

Richard D. Morey, Christopher D. Chambers, Peter J. Etchells, Christine R Harris, Rink Hoekstra, Daniël Lakens, Stephan Lewandowsky, Candice Coker Morey, Daniel P. Newman, Felix Schönbrodt, Wolf Vanpaemel, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Rolf A. Zwaan

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Openness is one of the central values of science. Open scientific practices such as sharing data, materials, and analysis scripts alongside published articles have many benefits, including easier replication and
extension studies, increased availability of data for theory-building and meta-analysis, and increased possibility of review and collaboration even after a paper has been published. Although modern information technology makes sharing easier than ever before, uptake of open practices had been slow. We suggest this might be in part due to a social dilemma arising from misaligned incentives, and propose a specific, concrete mechanism – reviewers withholding comprehensive review – to achieve the
goal of creating the expectation of open practices as a matter of scientific principle.
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftRoyal Society Open Science
StatusPublished - 2016

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