Metrics Blog: Point of View

Authors: Florian Naudet, Daniele Fanelli

Sep 22, 2016

It has happened to all of us. We write a paper with many co-authors, we send it to a journal who then sends it out for review.
Authors: Florian Naudet

Apr 25, 2016

Recently, I was asked to review a Randomized Controlled Trial concerning an antidepressant. Among my comments, I requested the authors provide individual data allowing for a re-analysis. Kindly, the authors answered me that my comment was weird and they’ve never received such a request.
Authors: Florian Naudet

Feb 02, 2016

An editorial from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has been published simultaneously in 14 medical journals: Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Chinese Medical Journal, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal), Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde  (Dutch Medical Journal), New England Journal of Medicine, New Zealand Medical Journal, PLoS Medicine, Revista Médica de Chile, The Lancet, and Ugeskrift for Laeger (Danish Medical Journal).
Authors: Daniele Fanelli

Jan 07, 2016

A few days ago, the correspondent of a prominent scientific journal drew my attention to a recent Replicability-Ranking of 100 Social Psychology Departments. “Do you think it is worth reporting?” I was asked in earnest. My answer was brief and very conflicted, and here I'll articulate why.
Authors: Steven Goodman

Sep 18, 2015

Welcome to METRICS!  This is an amazing time to be interested and involved in the international movement to improve the quality of the scientific research literature.
Authors: Debbie Drake Dunne

Sep 16, 2015

According to Iain Chalmers, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, “Failure to publish an adequate account of a well-designed clinical trial is a form of scientific misconduct that can lead those caring for patients to make inappropriate treatment decisions.”