What's Wrong with Scientific Publishing, and How We Can Fix It
5 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 25, 2018
I propose five ways in which the replication crisis that has so engulfed so many disciplines of science in recent years can be addressed. Each of these proposals pertains to changing the ways in which scientific research is published in the modern world. The proposals in question are: 1) ending the practice of issuing press releases for original research studies, 2) automating the peer review process, 3) universal registration of proposed studies, whether original investigations or literature reviews, 4) complete disclosure of raw data on which the conclusions of quantitative papers of any nature are based, and 5) rewarding scientists for the quality, rather than the quantity or influence, of their work.
Keywords: replication, metascience, academic publishing
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