The goden rule of publishing

For every paper for which you are the author/co-author, make sure that there is enough information in the paper such that anybody who is so inclined can reproduce your work.

If you are reviewing a manuscript, you should also demand enough information with the same question in mind, namely, if somebody wants to reproduce these results can she do it using the information given in this paper?

These two seem to be the take-home lessons from this post by Dr. Free-Ride!


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