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Research transparency / Transparence dans la recherche

CJLS/RCDS Research Transparency policy

The Canadian Journal of Law and Society/Revue Canadienne Droit et Société believes in the importance of transparent and reproducible research. We encourage authors to follow best practices in reporting their methodology. Where possible and consistent with the researcher’s ethics approval from their institution, we encourage authors to make evidence, data, code, and other materials that underpin their findings available to readers. We encourage the use of Data Availability Statements to describe whether the materials that underpin research findings have been made available to readers, and if so, where.

In the context of research with Indigenous Peoples, please consult the OCAP principles. (For more information see: Researchers working in Canada may also consult the most recent SSHRC Indigenous research policy.

When sharing materials, we recommend using a dedicated repository appropriate to the materials. In particular, repositories that provide permanent identifiers and have robust preservation policies will help to ensure the long-term integrity of published research.

We also encourage authors to cite materials and data they have used in their research, alongside literature citations, to recognise the importance of all kinds of research outputs.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the editorial office (