A petition on Change.Org is calling for health economics journals to allow registered reports for peer-review.
As of this posting, the petition, which is calling for at least 100 signatures, had been signed by 71 health economists.
“Registered reports are a new approach to journal peer-review, which involves blinding peer reviewers to the results when considering the merits of an experiment,” the petition states. “Using registered reports, experimental studies of merit are provisionally accepted by journals who commit to publishing the full study including the results regardless of study findings (provided the experiment was conducted in accordance with the protocol).”
To learn more about the petition, click here.