What does research reproducibility mean?

Steven N. Goodman, Daniele Fanelli, John P A Ioannidis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

375 Scopus citations


The language and conceptual framework of "research reproducibility" are nonstandard and unsettled across the sciences. In this Perspective, we review an array of explicit and implicit definitions of reproducibility and related terminology, and discuss how to avoid potential misunderstandings when these terms are used as a surrogate for "truth".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number341ps12
JournalScience Translational Medicine
Issue number341
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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