Scientists Fail to Identify Their Tools, Study Finds, and May Hurt Replication

Define your terms. It's one of the oldest rules of writing. Yet when it comes to defining the exact resources used to conduct their research, many scientists fail to do exactly that. At least that's the conclusion of a new study, published on Thursday in the journal PeerJ.

Looking at 238 recently published papers, pulled from five fields of biomedicine, a team of scientists found that they could uniquely identify only 54 percent of