APA Names First Open Science and Methodology Chair to Deepen Commitment to Data Sharing, Transparency in Science


November 8, 2018, Washington -- The American Psychological Association has named Steve W.J. Kozlowski, PhD, as its first open science and methodology chair, responsible for working with the association’s authors, reviewers, editors and publications board to understand and develop best practices for the evolving landscape of open science in psychological research.

Kozlowski is a professor of organizational psychology at Michigan State University and a former editor of APA’s Journal of Applied Psychology®. He also served on APA’s Task Force on Replication and Data Sharing. 

"Steve Kozlowski is an excellent choice for this post," said Rose Sokol-Chang, PhD, APA's journals publisher. "As a former chair of APA’s Council of Editors, he has a deep understanding of our publishing program. He will be an invaluable guide and resource as we continue expanding our efforts to make the science of psychology more open and transparent.”

Kozlowski’s theory and research are focused on the design of active learning, simulation and synthetic experience to develop adaptive skills; systems for enhancing team learning and team effectiveness; and the role of team leaders in shaping team development. In addition to the Journal of Applied Psychology, Kozlowski serves or has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management ReviewHuman Factors, the Journal of ManagementLeadership Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is also editor of the Handbook of Organizational Psychology, the Organizational Psychology Series, and the SIOP Translational Science Series, published by Oxford University Press.

APA's Publications and Communications Board approved creation of the post, which will initially work with a committee to help refine and extend the board’s policy for APA journals related to open science practices. 

APA Journals is committed to publishing transparent research, publishing replications and offering resources such as its Journal Article Reporting Standards for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design; open science badges; and an APA Journals data repository, in conjunction with the Center for Open Science. 

APA is the world’s largest nonprofit publisher of psychological science, setting standards for scholarship in the field. APA Publishing produces journals, books, videos, databases and educational products for researchers, practitioners, educators, students and the public.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.