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Safeguarding Research: A Review of Economics Journals’ Preservation Policies for Published Code and Data Files
For many years, economics researchers have discussed the importance of sharing codeand data files to ensure replicability. The discussion, however, rarely includes questions aboutlong-term access to those files. This paper looks in-depth at the code and data policies from topeconomics journals to understand the guidance provided to researchers regarding data sharingand asks if that guidance supports preservation of code and data files for access and use, longinto the future. We used content analysis to review journal policies from 184 economics journals.We discovered that while most journals ...