Open Science

APS and its journals support a scientific research culture that encourages transparency, openness, and reproducibility.

TOP Guidelines

 
APS is a signatory to the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, which include eight modular standards, each with three levels of increasing stringency, to promote open science practices in publishing. APS committed to the TOP Guidelines in 2015.

Open Practice Badges

 
APS journals Psychological Science and Clinical Psychological Science award badges in recognition of certain open science practices: an Open Data badge, an Open Materials badge, and a Preregistered badge. Psychological Science began awarding badges in 2014, and Clinical Psychological Science began in 2016.

Registered Replication Reports

 
Registered Replication Reports consist of multi-lab, high-quality replications of important experiments in psychological science along with comments by the authors of the original studies. APS developed this project in 2013 in response to emerging concerns about reproducibility in the field and has been providing funding as needed, through a grant from the Center for Open Science, with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.