• CORRECTION: On Nov. 10, 2014, this story was corrected to accurately present ACS journals’ involvement in research reproducibility. The story now includes the full quote from Susan King, senior vice president of ACS’s Journal Publishing Group.
Volume 92 Issue 45 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 10, 2014

Journals Adopt New Reproducibility Standards

Dozens of publishers sign on to effort that aims to make research easier to confirm
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: Reproducibility, science publishing, research

Major publishers of preclinical research—including the journals Science and Nature—have committed to new standards to improve the reproducibility of scientific research results.

The editors and publishers of more than 70 journals last week announced their commitment to new guidelines on how to report research results. “The hope is that these guidelines will be viewed not as onerous but as part of the quality control that justifies . . .

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