Registered Reports Now! (Ecology/Evolutionary Biology)

Sign a petition asking editors of ecology and evolutionary biology journals to adopt the Registered Reports format

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Registered Reports implement peer review prior to data collection. This format alleviates numerous questionable research practices by accepting articles before results exist and was recently shown to be associated with greater rigor and research quality than the standard publishing format. However, despite their importance in increasing the transparency and reliability... [Read More]

Platinum Open Access Pledge

Pledge to exclusively publish in and review for open access journals that don't charge any publication fees, alongside a critical mass of your peers

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Many journals place publicly-funded research behind expensive paywalls, costing the research sector billions of dollars every year and preventing access to life-saving research. Despite these harmful effects on the research community and broader public, many researchers continue to support paywalled journals because their ‘prestige’ is important for career progression. But... [Read More]

Green Open Access Pledge

Pledge to share a postprint for every article you publish and only review for journals that allow this practice (without embargo), alongside a critical mass of your peers

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Postprints (author-formatted final version of an article) are a cost-effective way to enable access to the latest research (‘Green Open Access’), but some publishers deny authors the right to share postprints or place them under unnecessary embargoes. Journals depend entirely on the value donated to them by the research community,... [Read More]

Gold Open Access Pledge

Pledge to exclusively publish in and review for open access journals (irrespective of whether they charge publishing fees), alongside a critical mass of your peers

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Many journals place publicly-funded research behind expensive paywalls, costing research libraries billions of dollars every year and preventing access to life-saving research. Despite these harmful effects on the research community and broader public, many researchers continue to support paywalled journals because their ‘prestige’ is important for career progression. But at... [Read More]