Open Science: Friend, Foe, or Both to an Antiracist Psychology?

Milton A. Fuentes, David G. Zelaya, Edward A. Delgado-Romero, Mamona Butt

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The open science framework has garnered increased visibility and has been partially implemented in recent years. Open science underscores the importance of transparency and reproducibility to conduct rigorous science. Recently, several journals published by theAmerican Psychological Association have begun adopting the open science framework. At the same time, the field of psychology has been reckoning with the current sociopolitical climate regarding anti-Blackness andWhite supremacy.As psychology begins to adopt the open science framework into its journals, the authors underscore the importance of embracing and aligning open science with frameworks and theories that have the potential to move the field toward antiracism and away from the embeddedWhite supremacy value systems and ideals. The present article provides an overview of the open science framework; an examination of White supremacy ideology in research and publishing; guidance on how to move away from these pernicious values; and a proposal on alternate value systems to center equity, diversity, and inclusion with the aim of establishing an antiracist open science framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1351-1359
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological Review
Issue number5
StatePublished - 14 Jul 2022


  • White supremacy
  • antiracism
  • diversity
  • equity
  • open science


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