Re: full disclosure of methods?
- From: h.rzepa
(- at -) ic.ac.uk (Henry Rzepa) (Henry Rzepa)
- Subject: Re: full disclosure of methods?
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1993 21:31:45 +0000
Might I raise the role of the referee in this discussion. As someone who
sees more than 100 papers a year, I have a fair idea of what people
try to pass off as "reproducible" research. The Royal Society of
Chemisty issues guidelines to authors, as do all reputable journals, and
it is up to referees to impose a fair measure of quality control. I often
question authors who quote results from perhaps an anonymous program,
or an undisclosed version of a program, using a proprietary force field,
with locally adjusted parameters etc. Whilst complete reproducibiliity is
porobably unobtainable, if the referees do their job, it will help us all
in the end!
Dr Henry Rzepa, Dept. Chemistry, Imperial College, LONDON SW7 2AY;
rzepa (- at -) ic.ac.uk via Eudora 1.3.1, Tel:+44 71 225 8339, Fax:+44 71 589