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Featured article: Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment may not be efficacious

This study reanalyzed data from the PACE trial which used cognitive behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.  Reanalyses of these data found that the beneficial effects shown in the original study may not be as effective as originally thought.

Results-free review: Help shape the future of peer review

Openness and transparency are the pillars of scientific progress. However, there is a bias towards publishing positive results, distorting the evidence base and undermining the reproducibility of research. Results-free review offers a solution to this problem, focusing editorial decisions on the rationale and methods alone. If you submit your research to BMC Psychology, you can simply opt-in to results-free review at the click of a button, adding credibility to your published results via inclusion in our special article collection.

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Results-free peer review
Collection published: 1 December 2016

Psychology: replication and beyond
Collection published: 31 May 2016

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BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.

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Section Editors

  • Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
  • Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire

Editorial Advisors

  • Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
  • Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
  • Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children

Keith Laws, Section Editor

Keith Laws is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Institute of Learning and Teaching. He joined to Editorial Board of BMC Psychology as a Section Editor in 2013

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