Transparency and Open Data

JFR – Journal of Family Research aims to increase the transparency of research and follows the Open Science Framework in encouraging authors to publish their data online. Sharing evidence for scientific claims facilitates critique, extension, and application. Papers featuring open data will receive a special marker to denote that the good practice has been followed and that the data has been made available. There are circumstances, however, in which open practices are not possible or advisable. For example, sharing some human participant data could violate confidentiality. During the submission process, authors are requested to give a data availability statement.