This special issue will showcase Registered Reports and perspectives on the role of study pre-registration in human brain imaging. Registered Reports are a form of empirical article in which study methods and proposed analyses are pre-registered and reviewed before results are known. Manuscripts are assessed in two stages, before research is undertaken (Stage 1) and after (Stage 2). By accepting manuscripts before results are known, the format is designed to eliminate publication bias and various forms of reporting bias, while also allowing complete flexibility to conduct exploratory (unregistered) analyses and report serendipitous findings.
The following types of submission are considered:
● Hypothesis-driven studies proposing primary research in any area of human neuroimaging
● Hypothesis-driven studies proposing secondary analysis of existing datasets in any area of human neuroimaging
● Perspectives pieces on the advantages, disadvantages, challenges and opportunities of pre-registration within neuroimaging research