An Advisory Board, a STAP replication attempt and mislabelling of gene expression samples

It has been half a year since the Preclinical Reproducibility & Robustness (PRR) channel was launched. PRR provides a venue for researchers to publish both confirmatory and non-confirmatory studies to help improve reproducibility of results, mitigate publication bias towards positive results and to promote open dialogue between scientists. A number of invaluable replication attempts […]

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Feeling blue: addressing challenges in color perception research

Guest post by Alex Holcombe, Nicholas Brown, Patrick Goodbourn, Alexander Etz and Sebastian Geukes A study published by Christopher Thorstenson, Adam Pazda, and Andrew Elliot in Psychological Science in August 2015 suggested that sadness impairs color perception, based on two experiments they conducted. Almost as soon as it was published, many people pointed out problems […]

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The F1000Research authorship policy

Following recent discussion and comments on the F1000Research publication criteria, we want to explain our reasoning for why we have developed them. We want to engage the scientific community in discussing these criteria and hear of alternative suggestions. Introduction Research articles published in traditional journals go through an opaque and often secretive process of selection […]

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Going with the workflow: an interview with Bioconductor

Since the Bioconductor project began 15 years ago, it has grown into vast source of indispensable analytical tools for researchers working with high-throughput genomic data. Their open source, open development philosophy naturally aligns with our open science publishing model, and so we were thrilled to collaborate with Bioconductor to launch its own channel a […]

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A major first step towards a new way of publishing

Publication of research takes months going through peer review before it sees the light of day. And only a tiny proportion of the work that goes into any project is ever made visible and published, as traditional journals are selective and only accept new or novel findings. Too much work is shut away in notebooks, in drawers […]

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