Trust in Science

Signaling the trustworthiness of science


To sustain and promote trust in science, individual researchers, research institutions, and scholarly outlets must honor science’s norms. There is currently no consensus on optimal ways to achieve this goal. This article outlines approaches that can be utilized to communicate that norms are being upheld in the generation and dissemination of scientific work. In adopting these practices, researchers and journals can improve the trustworthiness of published scientific literature.

Source: Jamieson, K. H., McNutt, M., Kiermer, V., & Sever, R. (2019). Signaling the trustworthiness of science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(39), 19231-19236.


Jamieson KH

McNutt M

Kiermer V,

Sever R