Metrics News

  • Let’s Make Peer Review Scientific

    Jul 06, 2016
    Nature Comment

    Authors: Drummond Rennie
    Thirty years on from the first congress on peer review, Drummond Rennie reflects on the improvements brought about by research into the process — and calls for more.
  • In a new paper with a provocative title, “Why most clinical research is not useful,” John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, makes the case that despite its name, much research that aims to improve outcomes in the clinic falls short, in part, because it isn’t designed to lead “to a favorable change in decision making… either by itself or when integrated with other studies and evidence.”
  • Researchers tease out different definitions of a crucial scientific term.
  • What Does Scientific Reproducibility Mean, Anyway?

    Jun 14, 2016

    Ivan Oransky
    Adam Marcus
    Reproducibility is one of the buzziest terms in science today. After all, science by its nature is not supposed to be a one-and-done affair.
  • Reproducible Research: A Hunt for the Truth

    Jun 09, 2016

    Jennie Dusheck
    Last week, the journal Nature published the results of a survey asking scientists if they thought the published scientific literature is mostly correct.