Journal guidelines help precent the publication of misidentified biomedical resources, but they are not the quick fix you might expect. Journals’ regulatory action is important and yet only part of the solution, as there are limits to what journals can do. Our paper analyses the effects of journal guidelines for cell line identification, antibody validation, and lab animal reporting is out in pre-pub version in the International Journal of Cancer.
Hepkema, W.M., Horbach, S.P., Hoek, J.M. and Halffman, W. (2021), Misidentified biomedical resources: Journal guidelines are not a quick fix. Int. J. Cancer. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.33882