Metascience on Peer Review: Testing the Effects of a Study’s Originality and Statistical Significance in a Field Experiment

@article{Elson2020MetascienceOP,
  title={Metascience on Peer Review: Testing the Effects of a Study’s Originality and Statistical Significance in a Field Experiment},
  author={Malte Elson and Markus Huff and Sonja Utz},
  journal={Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={3},
  pages={53 - 65}
}
Peer review has become the gold standard in scientific publishing as a selection method and a refinement scheme for research reports. However, despite its pervasiveness and conferred importance, relatively little empirical research has been conducted to document its effectiveness. Further, there is evidence that factors other than a submission’s merits can substantially influence peer reviewers’ evaluations. We report the results of a metascientific field experiment on the effect of the… 
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