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New Standards for Research Reporting in Psychology

Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), is introducing innovative new guidelines for authors, part of an effort to strengthen the reporting and analysis of findings in psychological research.

Starting January 1, 2014, submitting authors will be required to state that they have disclosed all important methodological details, including excluded variables and additional manipulations and measures, as a way of encouraging methodological transparency […] Psychological Science will also serve as a launch vehicle for a program to promote open communication within the research community by recognizing authors who have made data, materials, and/or preregistered design and analysis plans publicly available with specific “badges.”

The new guidelines are available here and more information on the system of badges (developed by the Center for Open Science) can be found here.


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