Daniel Himmelstein's review of preprint v2
Review of version 2 of the following preprint:
Rigor and Transparency Index, a new metric of quality for assessing biological and medical science methods
Joe Menke, Martijn Roelandse, Burak Ozyurt, Maryann Martone, Anita Bandrowski
bioRxiv (2020-01-18) https://doi.org/dkg6
The study introduces an automated method called SciScore to detect whether an article's methods section mentions any of 15 categories, such as a consent statement or an organism. These metrics are combined to create a single score for each article called the "Rigor and Transparency Index". The authors applied the method to the PubMed Central Open Access subset with over 1 million articles to identify trends in the level of details provided by method sections.