Implementing the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines for data and code to support computational reproducibility within the New Zealand Journal of Ecology

The New Zealand Journal of Ecology has chosen to implement Level 1 of the data and code TOP Guidelines as of January 2022; 46(1). The Level 1 requirements are that while there are no expectations to share data or code, authors will be required to be clear about the situation. Simply stating if data or code are openly available or not can be extremely helpful, as attempting to ascertain this fact directly from the authors can be difficult and time-consuming, given the rate at which corresponding author emails cease to function.