A recent BMJ editorial discusses the benefits and risks of the use of preprints during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Mathematical model highlights the arbitrariness of peer review and finds that more innovative papers are less likely to be selected for presentation.
PLOS ONE now offers Registered Reports, shifting peer review focus from results to the quality of study design. Is this part of the future of open science?
Find out more about the impact the new ICMJE disclosure form will have on authors publishing in medical journals.
The reproducibility crisis is linked to publication bias and a paucity of negative data. Find out how and why to get such data published.
Many journals ask submitting authors to suggest recommended peer reviewers, potentially risking bias and misconduct. Do the benefits outweigh these risks?
Abstract ‘spin’ can distort a study’s findings and lead to inappropriate conclusions being drawn. But just how prevalent is this problem?
A number of initiatives developed to prevent researchers from only reporting the most impressive outcomes of clinical trials are explored in an opinion piece from The BMJ.
A recent article from Science explores how meta-analyses may be less authoritative than they seem.
Is the apparent efficacy of treatments being altered by bias? A recent study takes a closer look at the cumulative effects of reporting and citation biases.
Dr Richard Smith reviews the potential pitfalls of textbooks in a recent opinion piece for The BMJ.