Stunned, Staggered, and Amazed: A Huge Win for Open Science at JPSP - JASP - Free and User-Friendly Statistical Software
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"Tl;dr: The flagship journal of social psychology, JPSP, has just implemented a variety of measures that promote responsible research practices. A watershed moment for open science, this news felt like a bolt from the blue — but only because I did not take the editor’s word for it… The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP) may be the flagship journal of social psychology, but it was never known for its welcoming attitude towards open science. For instance, not too long ago the official JPSP policy was to desk-reject all replication studies, even if the results sharply contradicted those of original work recently published in JPSP....
Make no mistake: I was looking forward, with considerable glee, to submitting exactly the same letter to JPSP:ASC this very month. I simply did not trust Dr. Kitayama. I WAS WRONG. As my finger was starting to hover over the “resubmit open letter” key on my keyboard, the JPSP guidelines were updated to include a relatively comprehensive list of open science measures.
I guess it’s possible to complain about some of the details, but that just would not be right. Dr. Kitayama and JPSP deserve respect for doing the right thing. Change is always difficult, especially at renowned institutions and journals. Kudos to Dr. Kitayama, and kudos to JPSP, a journal that now upholds explicit and entirely reasonable values on reproducible science."