Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: medical journals

Helping People Come Off Medication—Bad for Business?

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The message in journal editorials, comments and opinion articles, is that 'this new study shows great promise' and that 'we need further research'. My interpretation is: 'give us the money and we will be happy to carry this out'. With the implied promise that, once this new research has been done, we will get a better world. Sadly this is rarely ever the case.

“There’s a Way to Spot Data Fakery. All Journals Should be...

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For STAT, the Watchdogs report on new statistical analyses that can be used to spot fake data before it gets published. Article →

“Why Our Peer Review System is a Toothless Watchdog”

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From STAT: “Imagine that someone offers to give you a guard dog. When the wretched creature arrives, you find out that she is calf-high,...

Failure to Follow New Research Guidelines Problem for Top Psychiatry Journals

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Despite updated standards requiring preregistration of clinical trials aimed at improving transparency, most studies published in the top-5 psychiatry journals from 2009 to 2013 do not meet the new guidelines, according to an analysis published in PloS one.