Peer-reviewed Articles - General

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Background Publication bias is a form of scientific misconduct. It threatens the validity of research results and the credibility of science. Although several tests on publication bias exist, no in-depth evaluations are available that examine which test performs...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4115
38 downloads
298 views

Robotic labs, in which experiments are carried out entirely by robots, have the potential to provide a reproducible and transparent foundation for performing basic biomedical laboratory experiments. In this article, we investigate whether these labs could be applicable...

["Biochemistry","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3997
471 downloads
1,944 views

Hybrid Open Access is an intermediate form of OA, where authors pay scholarly publishers to make articles freely accessible within journals, in which reading the content otherwise requires a subscription or pay-per-view. Major scholarly publishers have in recent...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3878
414 downloads
13,667 views

The American Psychiatric Association has identified Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a potential psychiatric condition and called for research to investigate its etiology, stability, and impacts on health and behavior. The present study recruited 5,777 American...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science Policy","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3838
167 downloads
1,187 views

Background The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) was interested in understanding the potential effects of requiring that grantees publish their peer-reviewed research in open access journals. Methods We collected data on more than 2,000 publications in over...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3853
72 downloads
797 views

Background Although evolution is the driving force behind many of today’s major public health and agriculture issues, both journalists and scientific researchers often do not use the term “evolve” in discussions of these topics. Methods In a total of 1,066 articles...

["Evolutionary Studies","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3639
2 citations
1,074 downloads
8,674 views

The widespread use of ‘statistical significance’ as a license for making a claim of a scientific finding leads to considerable distortion of the scientific process (according to the American Statistical Association). We review why degrading p-values into ‘significant’...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3544
1 citation
141 downloads
1,104 views

Background The scholarly publication landscape is changing rapidly. We investigated whether the introduction of an institutional publications officer might help facilitate better knowledge of publication topics and related resources, and effectively support researchers...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3294
64 downloads
406 views

Objectives The use of escorts (chauffeurs and chaperones) while on duty in after-hours-house-call (AHHC) is one key protective option available to doctors in the service, and has been linked to low burnout and increased satisfaction in AHHC. This study aims to...

["Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3218
2 citations
393 downloads
3,322 views

Background There is wide agreement in the biomedical research community that research data sharing is a primary ingredient for ensuring that science is more transparent and reproducible. Publishers could play an important role in facilitating and enforcing data...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3208
4 citations
489 downloads
5,855 views

Background International trade for luxury products, medicines, and tonics poses a threat to both terrestrial and marine wildlife. The demand for and consumption of gill plates (known as Peng Yu Sai, “Fish Gill of Mobulid Ray”) from devil and manta rays (subfamily...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3027
203 downloads
1,272 views

Head et al. (2015) provided a large collection of p-values that, from their perspective, indicates widespread statistical significance seeking (i.e., p-hacking). This paper inspects this result for robustness. Theoretically, the p-value distribution should be a...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3068
4 citations
392 downloads
1,791 views

The trade of live marine animals for home and public aquaria has grown into a major global industry. Millions of marine fishes and invertebrates are removed from coral reefs and associated habitats each year. The majority are imported into the United States, with...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2949
306 downloads
1,010 views

Background Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) are frequently used in agriculture for pollination services because of their abundance, generalist floral preferences, ease of management and hive transport. However, their populations are declining in many countries. Agri-Environment...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2677
4 citations
1,188 downloads
6,817 views

Publication fees as a revenue source for open access publishing hold a prominent place on the agendas of researchers, policy makers, and academic publishers. This study contributes to the evolving empirical basis for funding these charges and examines how much...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2323

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