Registered Reports as an elegant means of improving research quality

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Sally French


Registered Reports offer an elegant solution to some of the questionable research practices that have arisen from the "Publish or Perish" imperative.  This article describes some of these problematic practices and how Registered Reports counteract them.  Librarians need to know some of the costs, limitations, and the advantages to this publication format, so that when advising researchers on their options for publishing they can assess the fit between the type of research and Registered Reports.   

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