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Keeping Researchers Honest: The Case for Sealed-Envelope-Submissions

Number: 533
Year: 2014
Author(s): Martin Dufwenberg and Peter Martinsson
Because journals favor clear stories researchers' may gain by engaging in scientific misconduct, ranging from shady practices like running more sessions hoping for significance to outright data fabrication. To set researchers' incentives straight, we propose sealed-envelope submissions, where editors' and referees' evaluations are based only on the interest of the research question and on the proposed empirical method.