Friday, April 01, 2016

B - How to make published science more rigorous

Allison DB, Brown AW, George BJ, et al. A tragedy of errors. Nature 2016; 530:27-29

In this article the authors summarized their experience, the main barriers they encountered, and their thoughts on how to make published science more rigorous. They outlined the following problems: editors are often unable or reluctant to take speedy and appropriate action; where to send expressions of concern is unclear; journals that acknowledged invalidating errors are reluctant to issue retractions; journals charge authors to correct others' mistakes; and no standard mechanism exists to request raw data.
http://www.nature.com/news/reproducibility-a-tragedy-of-errors-1.19264

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