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Nature Human Behaviour: “Replications Do Not Fail”

[Excerpts taken from the editorial, “Replications do not fail” published by Nature Human Behaviour] “For a very long time, replication studies had a lowly status in the hierarchy of publishable research. The equation of scientific advance with novelty and discovery…

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Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics: A Help or a Hindrance for Publication Success and Impact?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Do Pre-analysis Plans Hamper Publication?” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, published in the AER: Papers and Proceedings] “Pre-analysis plans (PAPs) have been criticized… that PAPs generate dull, lab-report-style papers that are disfavored by reviewers…

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Letter in Nature Announces New Reproduction and Replication Journal

[Excerpt taken from “New journal for reproduction and replication results”, correspondence by Etienne Roesch and Nicolas Rougier published in Nature] “More incentive is needed to spur investigation into replication issues and null results (see Nature 578, 489–490; 2020). For example, experienced scientists…

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NEWS FLASH: Economics Journal Seeking Replication Studies to Publish. Now.

The International Journal for Re-views of Empirical Economics (IREE) is the only economics journal soley dedicated to replication research. They are looking to publish quality replication studies. If you have students conducting replications in your applied economics/econometrics classes, this is…

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Old Boys Network: 1; Open Science: 0.

[Excerpts taken from the article “The Stewart Retractions: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis”, by Justin Pickett, published in Econ Journal Watch] “This study analyzes the recent retraction of five articles from three sociology journals—Social Problems, Criminology, and Law & Society…

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Raise Your Hand If You’ve Messed Up

[Excerpts taken from the article “When We’re Wrong, It’s Our Responsibility as Scientists to Say So” by  Ariella Kristal et al., published in Scientific American.] “What simple, costless interventions can we use to try to reduce tax fraud? As behavioral…

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Announcing a New Replication Column at Data Colada (Albeit a Little Late)

[From the blog “[81] Data Replicada” by Joe Simmons and Leif Nelson, posted in December at Data Colada] “With more than mild trepidation, we are introducing a new column called Data Replicada. In this column, we will report the results…

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Which Journals in Your Discipline Score Best on the TOP Criteria? There’s an App for That

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Measure Rates Quality of Research Journals’ Policies to Promote Transparency and Reproducibility”, published by the Center for Open Science at their website.] “Today, the Center for Open Science launches TOP Factor, an alternative to journal…

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A New Journal Ranking System Based on Transparency

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Journal transparency index will be ‘alternative’ to impact scores” by Jack Groves, published at timeshighereducation.com] “A new ranking system for academic journals measuring their commitment to research transparency will be launched next month – providing…

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TOL: Special Issue on Replication at Energy Economics

Replication is important. Many journals in economics, including Energy Economics, now insist on papers being published together with a replication package, and a few journals check that package prior to publication. This is a world apart from the common practice…

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