EDITORIAL

Taking up TOP

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Science  03 Jun 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6290, pp. 1147
DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2359

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Nearly 1 year ago, a group of researchers boldly suggested that the standards for research quality, transparency, and trustworthiness could be improved if journals banded together to adopt eight standards called TOP (Transparency and Openness Promotion).* Since that time, more than 500 journals have been working toward their implementation of TOP. The editors at Science have held additional retreats and workshops to determine how best to adapt TOP to a general science journal and are now ready to announce our new standards, effective 1 January 2017.†

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