The journal Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of its anniversary relaunch, the journal is publishing a special issue on replications.
“This special issue is designed to highlight alternative approaches to doing replications, while also identifying core principles to follow when carrying out a replication. Contributors to the special issue will each select an influential economics article that has not previously been replicated, with each contributor selecting a unique article. Each paper will discuss how they would go about “replicating” their chosen article, and what criteria they would use to determine if the replication study “confirmed” or “disconfirmed” the original study. Note that papers submitted to this special issue will not actually do a replication. They will select a study that they think would be a good candidate for replication; and then they would discuss, in some detail, how they would carry out the replication. In other words, they would lay out a replication plan….The contributions to the special issue are intended to be short papers, approximately Economics Letters-length (though there would not be a length limit placed on the papers).”
The deadline to submit papers is July 1, 2017. For more details, click here.