Science in flux: Registered reports and beyond at the European Journal of Neuroscience

  title={Science in flux: Registered reports and beyond at the European Journal of Neuroscience},
  author={Christopher D. Chambers and Birte U. Forstmann and J. Andrew Pruszynski},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
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