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Another Elsevier Journal Goes “Blind”

[From the article “Results masked review: peer review without publication bias” by Jennifer Franklin at Elsevier.com.] “We know that research data isn’t neat and tidy. It’s messy, complex and often throws something unexpected at us. At the Journal of Vocational…

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Is Fixing the Replication Crisis As Simple as Lowering the p-Value?

[From the article “A statistical fix for the replication crisis in science” by Valen E. Johnson at https://theconversation.com/au.] “In a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment. Without the drug, only…

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Your Favorite Journal Does Not Publish “Only the Highest Quality Scientific Research”

In a recent opinion piece for Slate, the ubiquitous Andrew Gelman took the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to task for claiming that it “only publishes the highest quality scientific research.” As a result, PNAS no longer…

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So…Do They Publish Replication Studies in Neuroscience?

[From the article “Do Neuroscience Journals Accept Replications? A Survey of the Literature,” published by Andy Yeung in the September issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience] “Recent reports in neuroscience, especially those concerning brain-injury and neuroimaging, have revealed low reproducibility…

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GRUNOW: Say Hello to IREE – A New Economics Journal Dedicated to the Publishing of Replication Studies

Replications are pivotal for the credibility of empirical economics. Evidence-based policy requires findings that are robust and reproducible. Despite this, there has been a notable absence of serious effort to establish the reliability of empirical research in economics. As Edward…

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Results-Free Peer Review: The Video

Previous posts at TRN have highlighted “results-free peer review” (RFPR) efforts at a variety of journals: see here, here, and here. The journal BMC Psychology recently put together a short (approximately 2 minutes) video discussing their new policy of “results-free…

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GRUNOW: Notes from a Workshop: “Replications in Empirical Economics – Ways Out of the Crisis”

“Next year, this topic should not be discussed in a pre-conference workshop but in the opening plenum of the conference!” This statement by a young researcher not only concluded the workshop but also gave bright prospects to replications in Economics….

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FYI: ScienceOpen Has a Collection of Papers on How to Fix the Replicability Crisis

ScienceOpen has a collection entitled: “Remedies to the Reproducibility Crisis”.  The collection is introduced thusly: “Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience and many other research fields, are facing a serious reproducibility crisis, that is, most of the findings published in peer-review journals, independently…

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