Selected Reading

Evolution of Replication Policies in Political Science

Alvarez, R. Michael. 2014. “Replication, data access, and transparency in social sciencePolitical Analysis [blog], November 9.

Beck, Nathaniel. 2014. “Research replication in social science: reflections from Nathaniel BeckPolitical Analysis [blog], August 24.

Beck, Nathaniel. 2015. “Replication redux and Facebook dataPolitical Analysis, January 19.

Data Access & Research Transparency. “About DA-RT.

Jacoby, William G., Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Thu-Mai Christian. 2017. “Should Journals Be Responsible for Reproducibility?Inside Higher Education [blog], July 17.

Jacoby, William G2018. “The American Journal of Political Science Replication and Verification PolicyReport, February 27. 

King, Gary. 1995. “Replication, Replication.”  PS: Political Science and Politics. 28:3, 444-452.

King, Gary, R. Michael Alvarez. 2014. “Gary King: an update on DataversePolitical Analysis [blog], December 7.

Data Transparency

Nosek, Brian A., Jeffrey R. Spies, and Matt Motyl. 2012. “Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring Incentives and Practices to Promote Truth Over Publishability”. Perspectives on Psychological Science 7(6) 615–631.

Elman, Colin, Diana Kapiszewski and Arthur Lupia. 2018. “Transparent Social Inquiry.” Annual Review of Political Science 21.

Use of Badges

Center for Open Science. Open Science Framework: “Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices”

Christian, Thu-Mai L, Sophia Lafferty-Hess, William G Jacoby, and Thomas M Carsey. 2018. “Operationalizing the Replication Standard: A Case Study of the Data Curation and Verification Workflow for Scholarly Journals”. SocArvix.

Jacoby, William G. 2016. “AJPS to Award COS Open Practice BadgesAmerican Journal of Political Science Editor’s Blog, May 10.

Kidwell, Mallory C., Ljilijana B Lazarević, Erica Baranski, Tom E. Hardwicke, Sarah Piechowski, Lina-Sophia Falkenberg, et al. 2016. “Badges to Acknowledge Open Practices: A Simple, Low-Cost, Effective Method for Increasing Transparency”. PLoS Biol14(5): e1002456.


The American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) is the flagship journal of the Midwest Political Science Association and is published by Wiley.

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