Open Science Policy

The Journal of Family Research aims to increase the transparency of research and follows the Open Science Framework in encouraging authors to publish their data and/or research materials, such as replication code, online. We are convinced that sharing evidence for scientific claims facilitates critique, extension, and application.

There are circumstances, however, in which open practices are not possible or advisable. For example, sharing some human participant data could violate confidentiality. Therefore, all authors are requested to give a data availability statement, at best already when submitting their manusripts to JFR, but upon publication at the latest.

Please note that JFR offers the possibility to publish supporting material to accepted manuscripts, such as appendices, replication files, etc., on the article page with a persistent identifier (doi) for each file. Please contact the Editorial Office in case of questions.