Openness and Reproducibility according to Science


#1

A lot of what’s in these papers overlaps with AIRR goals:

Though “open access” isn’t apparently a goal of the first paper:


#2

The detailed guidelines discussed in the first article (with restricted access) can also be found on https://cos.io/top.

I think that this approach provides a rather journal-centric point of view, but regardless of that it is good that this topic gets more attention. It will be interesting to see whether TOP can come up with a viable strategy to reconcile open access and protection of intellectual property (IP) as this has recently been one of the bigger issues for the AIRR common repository.


#3

Transparency, openness, and reproducibility are readily recognized as vital features of science…

Slightly ironic when readers are meet by a paywall. Contrary to Science, I do believe that pre-publishing archives and open access articles are important tools for addressing the openness of science. Most of us receive public funding, hence I think it is entirely appropriate to require publishing somewhere visible to the public.