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asked ago by (1.8k points)
At lunch today, a law prof was asking if econ journals that require datasets to be provided for accepted papers actually enforce that policy. He was ready to at a journal, but they never asked him for his data.
Anybody else find that?

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+2 votes
answered ago by (380 points)
The most recent evidence on this I've seen is that journals have very mixed enforcement of their policies. See  and for discussions. The paper itself is here:

They authors find that about half of the articles they looked at complied with the data policies, but glancing at their data ( it seems that journals had either very high or very low compliance rates.

Here's another paper that looks at articles in Science: (the quotes from researchers who are asked for code/data are the best part)
commented ago by (1.8k points)
I think there might be a need/demand for reviewers just limited to verifying replicability.