Call for Papers on Research Transparency (BITSS Annual Meeting, deadline: Dec. 5)

November 10, 2021

Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences

Call for Papers for the 10th Annual Meeting


BITSS will hold its 10th Annual Meeting at UC Berkeley on February 10-11, 2022. The BITSS Annual Meeting brings together actors from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share novel research and discuss efforts to improve the credibility of social science by advancing research transparency, reproducibility, rigor, and ethics. The event will provide an option for virtual participation. 


We invite papers or long abstracts (500-1000 words) in all aspects of meta-science, including but not limited to work that assesses scientific practice, evaluates the credibility of bodies of social science literature, presents new tools or strategies to improve research transparency and reproducibility, or evaluates the effectiveness of existing tools. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration and the use of pre-analysis plans;
  • Disclosure and transparent reporting;
  • Research ethics;
  • Replicability and reproducibility;
  • Peer review;
  • Methods for detecting and reducing publication bias or data mining;
  • The intersection of openness and inclusion in science;
  • Assessment of the validity or reproducibility of literature;
  • Meta-analysis and evidence synthesis;
  • Open policy analysis;
  • Transparency and reproducibility in COVID-19 or other policy-relevant research.


Eligible projects include completed works, work in progress, and prospective work. All submissions should be filed using this form and are due by Sunday, December 5, 2021 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15. We encourage all authors to submit their work to MetaArXiv, an open-access archive for works in research transparency.


Contact BITSS Project Manager Aleksandar Bogdanoski ( with any questions.


Submission portal: