I received this email from a journal editor in political science after I asked about their replication policy. My original email is below.
We have only recently began thinking through a policy on this so at this
point, it is up to the author to release their data.
_____ (name withheld)
From: Nicole Janz
Subject: replication data
I am a human rights researcher at Cambridge University, and I also do research on data transparency and reproducibility in the field.
I am writing to you to enquire about the replication data policy of ___________ (journal name). Many journals ask the authors to provide their data and software code. I could not see such a policy online, but I may be mistaken.
In particular, I have asked an author who published with _______________ to share the data with me in several instances. The author replied that the data were going to be shared within a few weeks. When I did not hear back after many months, I wrote again. This time, I never received a reply. I do not have any reason to doubt the validity of the results, but I was interested examining the data further and doing some robustness checks which would then inform my future research on the topic. So far, this has not been possible.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.