Transparency and Openness
I have began uploading additional information for each of my papers.
This additional information can consist of
- data sets, syntax files;
- more information about the paper because it was not clearly described in the paper;
- a discussion about how analyses should have been conducted given new developments or after getting new insights; and
- errata of (minor) mistakes.
It may seem that with publishing additional information I am a sloppy scientist. It’s in fact quite the opposite: I believe in honesty and full transparency. Why can books have new editions and websites where errata are published, but scientific papers can never be updated? Therefore, I decided to change the way scientific articles are typically considered. I would very much like to invite fellow researchers to let me know if you want me to publish additional information for one of my papers.
Thanks in advance for improving science!