Episode 59

59: Rethinking the scientific journal (with Rickard Carlsson)


April 16th, 2018

1 hr 2 mins 43 secs

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About this Episode

Despite cosmetic changes, scientific journals haven't changed that much over the past few decades. So what if we were to completely rethink how a scientific journal should operate in today's environment?

Dan and James are joined by Rickard Carlsson (Linnaeus University, Sweden), who is the Co-Editor of the new "Meta-Psychology" journal.

Here's what they cover:

  • Why start a new psychology journal?
  • What’s new about this journal?
  • How does the journal have no subscription fees and no article processing fees?
  • How does a new journal increase its profile?
  • The difficulties in publishing negative results
  • The limits of study pre-registration
  • Are data archiving requirements unrealistic?
  • Open polices and the Swedish constitution
  • How can we make data anonymous?
  • What’s the hardest thing about starting a journal?
  • What would success look like for this new journal?
  • What has Rickard changed his mind about recently?
  • What’s one book or paper that Rickard thinks everyone should read


The Daniel Lakens blog post on JPSP (The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology) http://daniellakens.blogspot.no/2018/03/the-journal-of-personality-and-social.html
Statistical rethinking book http://xcelab.net/rm/statistical-rethinking/
Psych methods Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/853552931365745/

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Rickard - @RickCarlsson
Dan - @dsquintana
James - @JamesHeathers

Music credits - Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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