Replicability as a Publication Criterion

I wanted to re-read Cronbach (1957) and I stumbled across this letter to the American Psychologist in 1957 from Ardie Lubin with the title of this post: Replicability as a publication criterion.

Just a quick excerpt: “Replicability and generalizability, of course, are not new criteria, and assuredly all editors employ them now in judging the soundness of an article. The only novelty here is the weight which would be placed on the question of whether the results are replicable. Every author would be asked to show some attempt in this direction. Articles using replication designs which are not satisfactory to the editor could be given lowest publication priority. Articles with no attempt at replication would be rejected.”

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Author: mbdonnellan

Professor Social and Personality Psychology Texas A &M University

1 thought on “Replicability as a Publication Criterion”

  1. “Articles with no attempt at replication would be rejected.” And according to Uli Schimmack, articles with multiple attempts at replication would be rejected if too many are successful!

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