Research: Center for Open Science Announces Elsevier as New Signatory to TOP Guidelines
From the Center for Open Science in Charlottesville, VA:
The Center for Open Science is pleased to announce that Elsevier is furthering its support for improving the quality of research by becoming a signatory to the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines.
The TOP Guidelines are a community-driven effort to align research behaviors with scientific ideals. Transparency, open sharing, and reproducibility are core values of science, but not always part of daily practice. Journals, funders, and institutions can increase reproducibility and integrity of research by aligning their author or grantee guidelines with the TOP Guidelines.
Elsevier is actively rolling out many of the TOP Guidelines in a way that goes beyond simply reviewing and signing a commitment to implementing them in the future. Importantly, Elsevier has developed new journal data guidelines that align with the TOP Data Standards, and has implemented these across approximately 1,800 journals. These data guidelines are already integrated into Evise, Elsevier’s author submission system, to ensure authors can easily share and/or link to their data. Elsevier also updated its Guides for Authors clearly explaining which actions authors are expected to take.
Elsevier joins other major publishing stakeholders in the scientific community such as AAAS, Springer Nature, Wiley, and the Royal Society by supporting TOP.
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