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USA Today article focused on the file drawer effect in science studies.
2011 article arguing that there has been an overall increase in the publication rate of studies reporting positive results. The author addresses the issues associated with the shortage of negative results.
USA Today article focused on the file drawer effect in medical research.
2001 article that provides an overview of the file drawer effect, including factors that contribute to the non-publication of unsuccessful studies and how the public is affected by this problem. Most of the examples focus on medical research.
Atlantic article addressing issues in medical research.
2010 article arguing that many publications in the medical research field are inaccurate. The author focuses on a recent article written by John P. A. Ioannidis.
Newsweek article focused on antidepressant publications.
2008 article arguing that the information available in the scientific literature can be misleading. The example provided focuses on publication bias in studies of antidepressants.
Times Higher Education article focused on publication pressures.
2010 article arguing that the pressure to publish positive results can produce misleading data in the scientific literature. Most of the example focus on publications in the US.
MSNBC.com article focused on publication bias in antidepressants.
2008 article arguing that publication rates for studies reporting negative results are lower than for those reporting positive results. Most of the examples focus on the publication of antidepressant drugs.
Economist article focused on clinical trial publications.
2004 article describing some of the efforts that have been made to address the issue of non-reporting of negative results. Most of the examples focus on the publication of clinical trials.
NY Times Magazine article addressing publication bias.
2006 article discussing the issues associated with the non-publication of negative results. Most of the examples focus on the social sciences.