Lance Wallace writes
Science magazine has instituted a new policy requiring authors of preclinical studies to state their statistical plans (sample size estimation, treatment of outliers, etc.). See editorial by the new Editor in chief, Marcia McNutt (p. 229, volume 343, 17 Jan 2014).
This reads as though it were written by McIntyre, Montford, Wegman….
“Because reviewers who are chosen for their expertise in subject matter may not be authorities in statistics as well, statistical errors in manuscripts may slip through. For that reason…we are adding new members to our Board of Reviewing Editors from the statistical community to ensure that manuscripts receive appropriate scrutiny in their methods of data analysis.”
That is, an audit!
Take a bow, gentlemen!
The article is here: http://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/17_january_2014?pg=9#pg9
Now if we can just get publications like JGR to make the same demands of their authors, we’ll really be getting somewhere – Anthony