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Comparing quality of reporting between preprints and peer-reviewed articles in the biomedical literature

Preprint usage is growing rapidly in the life sciences; however, questions remain on the relative quality of preprints when compared to published articles. An objective dimension of quality that is readily measurable is completeness of reporting, as transparency can improve the reader’s ability to independently interpret …

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Replication Study: The microRNA miR-34a inhibits prostate cancer stem cells and metastasis by directly repressing CD44

The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology aims to replicate a number of landmark studies in the field of tumor biology published between 2010 – 2012. The latest replication attempt was published on March 12thin eLIFE and focused on a publication from 2011 by Liu et al. The attempt to …

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