BMC Medicine becomes first medical journal to accept Registered Reports
24 August 2017
BMC is offering an exciting new article format, Registered Reports, in BMC Medicine.
A Registered Report is an article format that includes only the rationale and proposed methodology behind the study (with some pilot data potentially included). The initial report is peer-reviewed and accepted in principle, based on the strength of the suggested methods and hypotheses.
The Registered Reports format aims at fostering innovation and addressing concerns about credibility and reproducibility in science. This model warrants publishing research with hypotheses established prior to data collection and avoids questionable research practices.