Free Webinar Recording: Innovations in the dissemination of psychological science

On May 7, Aime Ballard-Wood, Director of Publications for the Association for Psychological Science (APS), discussed recent efforts for heightened dissemination of psychological science research involving APS’s journals, the Open Science Framework, and Wikipedia. The webinar, hosted by the Special Library Association, is now available for your viewing:

The efforts detailed here illustrate APS’s dedication to finding new ways to leverage technological advances to improve research practices and disseminate science:

  • The journal Psychological Science has implemented new guidelines to promote robust research and encourage transparency through practices that include data and material sharing and preregistration of study design.
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science has introduced Registered Replication Reports, a new type of article that presents the results of multicenter replication studies facilitated by the Open Science Framework, an open-source software project enabling open collaboration in scientific research.
  • APS’s Wikipedia Initiative is enlisting experts and their students to deploy the power of Wikipedia to represent scientific psychology as fully and as accurately as possible and thereby promote the free teaching of psychology worldwide.

SAGE is the proud publisher of the Association for Psychological Science journals and the sponsor of this webinar.


Aime Ballard-Wood is the Director of Publications at the Association for Psychological Science, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. In partnership with SAGE, APS publishes some of the top journals in the field: Psychological ScienceCurrent Directions in Psychological SciencePsychological Science in the Public InterestPerspectives on Psychological Science, and Clinical Psychological Science. Aime joined APS in 2011, after spending five years as an independent consultant helping associations improve and expand their publishing programs. Her current role draws on that consulting experience as well as 12 years in journal and book publishing at the American Diabetes Association. Aime followed a winding path from her University of Michigan degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies to the world of association publishing, but is thrilled to be part of the communication and dissemination of science and to play a role in the current efforts to improve research practices and replicability in psychological science and beyond.

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