Registered reports

First BPS journal to accept Registered Reports: more to follow.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) and John Wiley & Sons Journal of Neuropsychology is now accepting publication of Registered Reports. These allow authors to register their planned experiment, methodology and suggested statistical tests, prior to data collection.

Professor Daryl O’Connor, Chair of the BPS Research Board said: ‘The British Psychological Society is thrilled to be working closely with Wiley to launch Registered Reports in one of our flagship journals… The introduction of Registered Reports will increase the transparency of our science and allow peer review of research studies before the results are known. As a consequence this will help reduce the use of questionable research practices while improving the quality of our research protocols, that will ultimately improve the robustness of our evidence base.’

Registered Reports will be initially launched in the Journal of Neuropsychology, published by Wiley on behalf of the BPS. Wiley has a Registered Reports toolkit for editors of the journals it publishes to enable them to launch Registered Reports rapidly, and will extend the initiative to a number of other journals through 2018.

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