Can Results-Free Review Reduce Publication Bias? The Results and Implications of a Pilot Study

@article{Findley2016CanRR,
  title={Can Results-Free Review Reduce Publication Bias? The Results and Implications of a Pilot Study},
  author={Michael G. Findley and Nathan M. Jensen and Edmund J. Malesky and Thomas B. Pepinsky},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={49},
  pages={1667 - 1703}
}
In 2015, Comparative Political Studies embarked on a landmark pilot study in research transparency in the social sciences. The editors issued an open call for submissions of manuscripts that contained no mention of their actual results, incentivizing reviewers to evaluate manuscripts based on their theoretical contributions, research designs, and analysis plans. The three papers in this special issue are the result of this process that began with 19 submissions. In this article, we describe the… Expand
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