B – Tracking replications as method of post-publication evaluation

Hartshorne JK, Schachner A. Tracking replicability as a method of post-publication open evaluation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 2012;6:8
(doi: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00008)

To increase the reliability and accuracy of published articles, the authors propose tracking replications of published findings as a means of post-publication evaluation, both to help researchers identify reliable findings, and to incentivize the publication of reliable results. They laid out a proposal for how replications might be tracked via an online open access system, which core components are described, including mechanisms for compiling the information, ensuring data quality, and incentivizing the research community to participate.