PAR’s transparency and openness guidelines – asking for your feedback
“Speak Your Mind” is a PAR webpage feature that allows you to offer insights about big questions in public administration. The responses serve as a community forum for discussion of specific editorial contributions, and the format provides a platform for exchange of different ideas about how we think of public administration as a professional and scholarly enterprise.
Dear Members of the Public Administration Review Community,
Deanna Malatesta and I are excited to share with you the most recent draft of PAR’s transparency and openness guidelines. With this initiative, supported by both the current and the incoming Editors-in-Chief, Public Administration Review is taking the lead in our field in moving toward more open research. Over time, this will help enhance the quality of public administration research and improve its potential of informing practice.
In June 2016, Public Administration Review (PAR) Associate Editor Lars Tummers wrote an essay titled “Moving towards an Open Research Culture in Public Administration.” The essay highlighted the benefits of encouraging more openness about the different stages of research projects. It appeared on PAR’s “Speak your Mind” web page and led to useful feedback. You can read the essay and feedback here:
In October 2016, PAR’s Editor-in-Chief Jim Perry signed the Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines, which committed PAR to developing its own guidelines within one year’s time. To assist in the effort, Professor Perry appointed Deanna Malatesta and myself as Transparency and Openness Promotion Editors. We then began to develop guidelines appropriate to the journal and field. The attached document incorporates our work to date.
Read Professor Perry’s editorial here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12705/full
We invite you to read the draft guidelines, which you find in the PDF that is linked below. And we would like to gather your feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave a comment below or email Nick. We value your feedback and will incorporate it in the final version of the guidelines (after discussing it with the current and incoming Editors-in-Chief).
Please post a comment on “Speak Your Mind” or email comments and suggestions to Nick at email@example.com (or tweet at me: @pedroniquito ) by Friday, June 30, 2017. I will acknowledge receipt of every comment. It may take me a few days as I will be traveling for much of this time.
Deanna and I very much look forward to your input!
Thank you very much for your time.
Martin School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Kentucky
Public Administration Review Transparency and Openness Promotion Editor