Reproducibility of biomedical research – The importance of editorial vigilance

Bustin, Stephen A. and Huggett, Jim F. (2017) Reproducibility of biomedical research – The importance of editorial vigilance. Biomolecular Detection and Quantification, 11. pp. 1-3. ISSN 2214-7535

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Many journal editors are a failing to implement their own authors’ instructions, resulting in the publication of many articles that do not meet basic standards of transparency, employ unsuitable data analysis methods and report overly optimistic conclusions. This problem is particularly acute where quantitative measurements are made and results in the publication of papers that lack scientific rigor and contributes to the concerns with regard to the reproducibility of biomedical research. This hampers research areas such as biomarker identification, as reproducing all but the most striking changes is challenging and translation to patient care rare.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: editorial
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Medical Science (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2019 17:10
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:59

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