Authors are also reviewers: Problems in assigning cause for missing negative studies

Stephen Senn*

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Abstract

I compare two possible extreme hypotheses regarding submission of papers to journals: the Q hypothesis, whereby the decision to submit is based on quality of research; and the P hypothesis, whereby it is based on probability of acceptance. I give five reasons as to why the P hypothesis is more plausible and suggest that problems of missing data may previously have caused researchers to misinterpret the evidence on editorial bias.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalF1000Research
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2013

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