21 September 2018
Vol 361, Issue 6408

About The Cover

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COVER A growing number of scientists are studying science itself. These "metaresearchers" are asking how researchers generate and test hypotheses; what they read, cite, and publish; and how they collaborate and network. Some hope that a better understanding of how science works will help address systemic problems such as biases and the inability to reproduce many studies. See pages 1178 and 1194.
Illustration: Davide Bonazzi/@SalzmanArt