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TOL & DE WEERD-WILSON: Special Issue on Replication in Energy Economics

Economics has become an empirical discipline. Applied econometrics has replaced mathematical economics in all but a few niche journals, and economists are collecting primary data again. But publication practices are lagging behind. Replication of a theoretical paper has never been…

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KARABAG & BERGGREN: Misconduct and Marginality in Management, Business, and Economics Journals

The problems of publication misconduct – manipulation, fabrication and plagiarism – and other dodgy practices such as salami-style publications are attracting increasing attention.  In the newly published paper “Misconduct, Marginality, and Editorial Practices in Management, Business, and Economics” (full text…

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Special Issue on How to Improve Replication in the Social Sciences

The journal International Studies Perspective has a collection of articles that address various dimensions of replication in the social sciences, in general, and the field of international relations, in particular.  An interesting proposal comes from an article by MICHAEL COLARESI, who…

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Biomedicine Now Has an Online Platform Completely Devoted to Replications

(FROM THE CHANNEL’S WEBSITE) “The Preclinical Reproducibility and Robustness channel is a platform for open and transparent publication of confirmatory and non-confirmatory studies in biomedical research. The channel is open to all scientists from both academia and industry and provides a…

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CLAIRE BOEING-REICHER: Crowdsourcing a Journal’s Replication Policy

As reported in a previous blog post, the Economics E-Journal has launched a new replication section. As part of this initiative, we have developed a set of guidelines for replication submissions. These guidelines seek to strike a reasonable balance among…

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CLAIRE BOEING-REICHER: Economics E-Journal Opens a Replication Section

The Economics E-Journal announces the launch of a dedicated replication section. This initiative is a joint effort of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German National Library for Economics (ZBW).  It provides authors across all fields…

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Changing the World, One Peer Review at a Time

A new initiative calls for journal reviewers to ask editors to request authors to provide data and supporting code/documentation before they agree to review the manuscript.  From The Peer Reviewers Openness Initiative: “We suggest that … reviewers make open practices a pre-condition…

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JOOP HARTOG: Yes, the tide is turning!

In 1981 I was appointed as a professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam. One of my colleagues was Joop Klant, professor of economic methodology. When he retired, in 1986, at the farewell dinner, he reminded us of his…

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