Tag Archives: academic publication

Reviewer anonymity: a hindrance to self-correction in science?

The culture and conditions of the scientific process have evolved in such a way—with greater collaboration and greater competition than ever before--that anonymity no longer serves its purpose. It is therefore time to reflect on the best mechanisms that can be introduced to ensure greater study reproducibility and replicability. Read more [...]

Minding Replication, Mending Publication

With replication issues pervading neuroscience and psychology, journals in these fields aim to change the incentive structure of academic publishing. Under what they have dubbed 'pre-registration', editors expect scientists to register a detailed methodology before conducting their study. This approach, designed to remove biases and encourage replication, has since been adopted by journals that span the life and social sciences. But fray not, pre-registration leaves room for exploratory science. Read more [...]