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【Nature】Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw
发布时间:2017-05-25  来源:土壤与农业可持续发展国家重点实验室  浏览:120

【Nature / Column: World View】Publish houses of brick, not mansions of straw

Papers need to include fewer claims and more proof to make the scientific literature more reliable, warns William G. Kaelin Jr1.

I worry about sloppiness in biomedical research: too many published results are true only under narrow conditions, or cannot be reproduced at all. The causes are diverse, but what I see as the biggest culprit is hardly discussed. Like the proverbial boiled frog that failed to leap from a slowly warming pot of water, biomedical researchers are stuck in a system in which the amount of data and number of claims in individual papers has gradually risen over decades. Moreover, the goal of a paper seems to have shifted from validating specific conclusions to making the broadest possible assertions. The danger is that papers are increasingly like grand mansions of straw, rather than sturdy houses of brick.

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We should also place more emphasis on the quality of a body of work and whether it has enabled subsequent discoveries, and focus less on where individual papers are published.

The main question when reviewing a paper should be whether its conclusions are likely to be correct, not whether it would be important if it were true. Real advances are built with bricks, not straw.

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