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Promoting Openness in Research

Find out more about the open research initiatives offered by Routledge Psychology Journals

Did you know that a number of our Psychology titles now offer open research initiatives, including open science badges, registered reports and advanced data sharing policies? These open research practices support the transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of results, which in turn improves the robustness of research.

Browse our useful collection of resources to find out more about these initiatives and how they can benefit you as an author:

Read on to discover our featured titles and find out how they are leading the way on open research...

The Journal of Social Psychology

Supports Open Science Badges.

The Journal of Social Psychology publishes original empirical research in all areas of basic and applied social psychology.

Executive Editor Jon E. Grahe explains the importance of open research to the journal:

"As soon as the scientific revolution to increase research transparency emerged, The Journal of Social Psychology responded. We were one of the first 4 journals to begin awarding Open Science Badges. We became signatories to the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines to both show our support and conduct an internal assessment. Since then we began requiring Research Materials Transparency starting in 2018, and will begin required Data Transparency in 2021. While the transitions have been time consuming for authors, reviewers, and editors alike, the process has improved the papers we publish by making the research more accessible and reproducible. We hope to continue leading our peers in making our field more transparent in the years to come".

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Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Accepts Registered Reports

The journal publishes contributions from all areas of cognitive psychology, focusing on sound and theory-driven studies that advance our understanding of cognitive mechanisms and processes.

Editor- in-Chief Linden J. Ball describes the journal's policies on open science:

"Journal of Cognitive Psychology is committed to the many benefits that open science and data sharing can bring to scientific advancement, with empirical results being available for validation, reproduction and replication. In 2017 the journal became a signatory to The Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines of the Center for Open Science and promoted data availability during peer review and after paper acceptance. In 2020 the journal embraced Taylor & Francis’ Open Data Policy, ensuring that data are freely available, findable and accessible. In a step toward increased research transparency the journal now also welcomes the submission of registered reports."

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Featured titles

Discover the open science initiatives offered on our selected Routledge Psychology titles and click on the links to find out more about contributing your article.  

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

Accepts Registered Reports

Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) emphasizes the publication of outstanding research articles, but also considers literature reviews, criticism, and methodological or theoretical statements spanning the entire range of social psychological issues.

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Cognition and Emotion

Accepts Registered Reports.

Cognition and Emotion is an international peer-reviewed journal exploring emotion and cognitive processes in cognitive and clinical psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology. 

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Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology

Applies the Taylor & Francis publicly available data sharing policy and uses the Registered Reports format.

Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology is devoted to publishing social psychological research using the registered report format where a plan for the research is submitted for initial review. 

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European Journal of Psychotraumatology

Supports Open Science Badges, accepts Registered Reports and applies the Taylor & Francis publicly available data sharing policy.

The European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT) is a peer-reviewed open access interdisciplinary journal owned by the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). 

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Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal (HPBM) publishes theoretical and empirical contributions on all aspects of research and practice into psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical aspects of health.

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Health Psychology Review

Health Psychology Review (HPR) is a landmark publication – the first review journal in the important and growing discipline of health psychology.

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Journal of Cognition and Development

Supports Open Science Badges and accepts Registered Reports.

The Journal of Cognition and Development is the official journal of the Cognitive Development Society (CDS). It publishes the very best articles on all aspects of cognitive development.

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Laterality

Accepts Registered Reports.

Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition publishes high quality research on all aspects of lateralisation in human and non-human (vertebrate and invertebrate) species, including its psychological, behavioural, neural, genetic or other biological manifestations.

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Memory

Accepts Registered Reports.

Memory publishes high quality papers in all areas of memory research, including experimental studies of memory (including laboratory-based research, everyday memory studies, and applied memory research), developmental, educational, neuropsychological, clinical and social research on memory.

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Psychology, Crime & Law

Supports Open Science Badges and accepts Registered Reports.

Psychology, Crime & Law promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior.

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Psychology & Health

Accepts Registered Reports.

Psychology & Health promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to health and illness.

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Cogent Psychology

Cogent Psychology is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal with a mission to help researchers reach a truly global audience, interact with experts in their field, and discover connections across diverse fields of psychology and beyond.

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Journal of Personality Assessment

Supports Open Science Badges

The Journal of Personality Assessment (JPA) seeks to publish articles on the methods and applications related to the psychological assessment of psychopathology, maladaptive personality, and normative personality processes. JPA strives to publish cutting edge research, which can occur in a number of contexts and settings, including clinical/consulting, counseling, neuropsychological, forensic, health, social/community, multicultural, developmental/educational, industrial/organizational, and screening of candidates for public safety positions.

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