B – Prestigious journals and reliability

Brembs B. Prestigious science journals struggle to reach even average reliability. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2018;12:37
(doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00037)

Data from several lines of evidence suggest that the methodological quality of scientific experiments does not increase with increasing rank of the journal. On the contrary, some of the data suggest the inverse: methodological quality and, consequently, reliability of published research works in several fields may be decreasing with increasing journal rank.