Open Science

Open Science Compliance

The Open Science movement proposes guidelines for collaborative, shared, and public scientific practice. In line with the Open Science guidelines, BBR adopts a series of practices, such as the open access policy and the ethics manual for editors. Furthermore, it requires precise indication
of the role of each of the authors in multi-authored articles and encourages the sharing of analysis data sets, instruments, statistical analysis scripts, scripts, and additional materials, made available in open online repositories, such as, for example, Zenodo, Figshare and OSF, if they cannot be published in the work itself, and this information must be indicated in the manuscript. Consequently, articles that communicate research must indicate and reference the availability of content underlying the preparation of the research and the results obtained.

BBR encourages the publication of preprint articles on public platforms, such as Preprints, SciELO Preprints, and EmeRI, so that, if applicable, they can be discussed openly before being published.
Also in line with open science practices, the journal offers authors and reviewers options to open the peer review process, with or without identifying their names. Authorization to disclose the name may be given by the authors when submitting the article and by the evaluators when filling out the Open Science Compliance Form.

If the evaluations that supported the decision to publish the article are published, they may be edited by the journal's editorial board.

The contribution of the section editors is duly credited in the published article. Evaluators receive a declaration of the manuscript's opinion and can also validate the activity on Publons.