Academic Life and Culture

Changing the Culture of Peer Review for a More Inclusive and Equitable Psychological Science

Peer review is a core component of scientific progression. Although peer review ideally improves research and promotes rigor, it also has consequences for what types of research are published and cited, and who wants to (and is able to) advance in …

Conducting Research With People in Lower-Socioeconomic-Status Contexts

In recent years, the field of psychology has increasingly recognized the importance of conducting research with lower-socioeconomic-status (SES) participants. Given that SES can powerfully shape people’s thoughts and actions, socioeconomically …

Disclosing and Managing Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest in Scientific Publications

In the last decade, there has been increased recognition of the importance of disclosing and managing non-financial conflicts of interests to safeguard the objectivity, integrity, and trustworthiness of scientific research. While funding agencies and …

Diversifying Research Methods Syllabi

This is a collection of research methodology articles, which are first- or senior-authored by women, to promote diverse perspectives in teaching students about research methods and contributing to improving research practices.

Eleven Strategies for Making Reproducible Research and Open Science Training the Norm at Research Institutions

Across disciplines, researchers increasingly recognize that open science and reproducible research practices may accelerate scientific progress by allowing others to reuse research outputs and by promoting rigorous research that is more likely to …

Elsevier Title Level Pricing: Dissecting the Bowl of Spaghetti

INTRODUCTION This study will explore the issue of pricing opacity associated with prices paid by academic libraries that have recently unbundled from the Elsevier Big Deal journal package. Additionally, this study will provide metrics for assessing …

Equity, transparency, and accountability: Open science for the 21st century

Knowledge is essential to saving lives and improving wellbeing. The term open science has been applied to improving the transparency of knowledge generation, but open science also has the potential to address many of the problems of inequity, …

Evaluation of Transparency and Openness Guidelines in Physical Therapy Journals

Objective The goals of this study were to evaluate the extent that physical therapy journals support open science research practices by adhering to the Transparency and Openness Promotion guidelines and to assess the relationship between journal …

Experimenter as automaton; experimenter as human: Exploring the position of the researcher in scientific research

The crisis of confidence in the social sciences has many corollaries which impact our research practices. One of these is a push towards maximal and mechanical objectivity in quantitative research. This stance is reinforced by major journals and …

Feasibility of Emulating Clinical Trials Supporting US FDA Supplemental Indication Approvals of Drugs and Biologics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a framework to use data gathered outside of clinical trials (eg, electronic health record [EHR] and insurance claims data) for evaluations of medical product safety and effectiveness. These …