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Announcing ASCE Reproducible Results Option for Water Resources Journal

pdubey@v1-media.com on December 2, 2020 - in News, People

Reston, Va. – ASCE is pleased to announce a new program with the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management (JWRPM) that will recognize and reward authors who make their results more reproducible. The goals of this program are to encourage researchers and authors to improve the reproducibility of their work, narrow the gap between research and practice, and allow the community of researchers, professionals, students, and others to more quickly use, apply, and advance published work.

JWRPM authors may now submit their papers with an optional “Reproducible Results” section that lists which results were reproduced and who reproduced them. These authors must first publicly share or publish within the article all products listed in the preceding “Data, Model, and Code Availability” section. The authors must follow best practices to improve result reproducibility. During the review process, designated associate editors of reproducibility will independently test results prior to publication. To make it easier to find and track articles with reproducible results, the articles will be pulled into a Special Collection.

To encourage authors to make their work more reproducible, each paper accepted and published under this program will receive a bronze badge to indicate all research materials are publicly available and/or a silver badge to indicate all results are reproducible. Articles are published open-access free to the authors, with initial funding coming from the Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASCE Publishing. Further, authors can be nominated to receive an annual journal award for outstanding effort to make results more reproducible. Reproducibility reviewers will be eligible for a journal award for outstanding effort to reproduce results.

To learn more about the reproducibility policy, including instructions for submitting a manuscript, read the Editor’s Note (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001368) in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

 
About ASCE

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency.

 

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