Open science for sustainable tourism

Xavier Font, Matt Cannon, Kyle Woosnam, Snow Wu

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Open Science refers to a movement and set of research integrity practices that promote transparency, collaboration, and accessibility in scientific research. The primary goal of open science is to make the entire scientific process, from the conception of research ideas to the dissemination of results, more accessible and inclusive (Nosek et al., Citation2015). Researchers can choose from a range of options when thinking about how they may want to make their research process more open. Open Access (where journal articles are available outside the publication paywall in full open access or hybrid journals, under an open licence) is a part of open research, but not the whole picture. While a wide range of options are available to researchers to be more open (that can be started at different stages in the research process), here we will look at the four Open Research options in detail: preregistration, registered reports, preprints, and data sharing, that JoST is actively promoting. These options have been described as a ‘buffet’ (Plomp, Citation2022); rather than a standardised set of steps to follow, researchers can choose to adopt different activities depending on the kinds of methods or activities being used in each study. To expand on the buffet analogy, researchers could choose to share one, or a combination of these items from their research to make it more transparent or reproducible in a variety of ways.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sustainable Tourism
Issue number1
Early online date17 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2024

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