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Energy Economics Announces a Special Replications Issue

The journal Energy Economics announced it was putting on a special issue dedicated to replications.  While all types of replications are invited, two types are of particular interest.  First, replications of older research that has been widely cited or influential…

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BOB REED: Replications Can Make Things Worse? Really?

In a recent article in Slate entitled “The Unintended Consequences of Trying to Replicate Research,” IVAN ORANSKY and ADAM MARCUS from Retraction Watch argue that replications can exacerbate research unreliability.  The argument assumes that publication bias is more likely to favour confirming replication studies…

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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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The AJPS Replication Policy: A Model for Other Journals?

Before a paper can be published at the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), the journal checks that all the empirical results from the paper can be reproduced with the data and code that the author has provided.  The paper…

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