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Transparency and open processes in Journal of Animal Ecology

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  • Kenneth Wilson
  • Ben C. Sheldon
  • Jean-Michel Gaillard
  • Nathan J. Sanders
  • Simon P. G. Hoggart
  • Erika Newton
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>01/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Animal Ecology
Issue number1
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)1-3
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date13/12/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Transparency in science is an increasingly important topic and it is clear that this is also important to our readers. Taking inspiration from the 2017 Peer Review Week (https://peerreviewweek.wordpress.com/) theme of transparency, in this editorial, we look at the different ways that we have introduced openness and transparency in the publication process and more widely in journal practices. In 2016, we introduced author contribution statements in all published papers and offered a new data sources section for papers containing meta-analyses to enable the data sources to receive proper citation credit within the main article. Our efforts in 2017 range from giving a clear and transparent breakdown of the peer review process for the Journal (http://bit.ly/BESReviewProcess) to larger initiatives such as an open call for new Associate Editors, more on this below.