|Learn About Open Science Badges!|
LEARN ABOUT OPEN SCIENCE BADGES!
The Open Science Badges program was created by members of the Open Science Collaboration to reward authors for enhancing the transparency, replicability, and overall quality of psychological research. All authors of scientific research are encouraged to adopt the following open practices for their research submitted to Psi Chi Journal and beyond.
Instructions to receive Open Science Badges vary with each journal. For Psi Chi Journal, simply let us know which badges you would like to receive in your submission cover letter. Here are the badges and examples of each:
Open Data Badge
To be eligible for this Badge, authors should create a free account on the OSF website and post all digitally shareable data necessary to reproduce your reported results. This allows future researchers to review your work and compare it to their other findings.
Open Materials Badge
Authors who provide all necessary materials to enable future researchers to replicate their research are eligible to receive this Badge. Authors with additional materials not published in their manuscript may create a free account on the OSF website where they can visit “My Projects” to post these materials there instead.
Studies that submit a basic timestamped preregistered design before conducting the initial research are eligible to apply for this Badge. To preregister a study, create a personal account at the OSF website. If you are new to this website, select “My Projects,” at the top of the page, opt to create a New Project, and then select “Registrations.”
In addition to the three OSC-approved Badges, Psi Chi also proudly offers the opportunity for authors to apply for a special Replications Badge. This badge rewards all authors’ who sought to retest the work of previous research, which is crucial for improving the dependability of psychological science as a whole.