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Do bibliometrics and altmetrics correlate with the quality of papers? A large-scale empirical study based on F1000Prime, altmetrics, and citation data

In this study, Lutz Bornmann and Robin Haunschild discuss the relationship between altmetrics and the quality of scientific publications (as measured by the post-publication peer-review system of F1000Prime assessments). One intention of the authors is to test whether altmetrics should really be used in research evaluation …

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A checklist is associated with increased quality of reporting preclinical biomedical research: A systematic review

Irreproducibility of preclinical biomedical research has gained recent attention. To improve the quality and transparency of scientific reporting, some journals introduced checklists requiring authors to complete at the time of manuscript submission. Whether a checklist enhances data and reporting quality of preclinical animal studies, however, has …

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Findings of a retrospective, controlled cohort study of the impact of a change in Nature journals’ editorial policy for life sciences research on the completeness of reporting study design and execution.

Poor replication of in vivo and in vitro biomedical studies has been reported and this can be linked in many cases to insufficient descriptions of the experimental and analytical details. Thus, the aim of this study by Malcolm Macleod and the NPQIP Collaborative group was to …

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