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PANNE – Publication bias analysis of non-publication and non-reception of results in a disciplinary comparison

Freie Universität Berlin, Principal Investigator: Dr. Helen Niemeyer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Principal Investigator: Dr. Felicitas Heßelmann, Duration: 09/2021-08/2024

The publication of complete, high-quality research results is of central importance in the process of scientific knowledge production. However, the academic system sometimes creates incentives for publications that are not based on research quality but produce significant results or correspond to the zeitgeist. The research project examines the relationship between research quality, publication suitability, reception opportunities, and scientific reputation in a mixed-methods approach to the subjects of psychology and history. As a result, participatory methods are being developed to reduce such publication bias among junior researchers.