3ie policy for RPS
- The RPS publishes in-house replication studies; replication studies funded through the replication windows, and qualified external replication studies. Any study included in the RPS must be a replication study of a development impact evaluation included in 3ie’s online Impact Evaluation Repository. For more information on the eligibility criteria for submissions to the RPS read the instructions to authors document.
- 3ie encourages all replication researchers submitting to RPS to follow 3ie policies.
- Researchers involved with any 3ie-funded study must follow 3ie’s policy for notification and communication with original authors.
- Replication researchers not funded by 3ie are required to submit a statement regarding their communications with the original authors as part of their submission to the RPS.
- All selected studies are sent to the original authors for their review. 3ie will publish written formal responses online if submitted within a pre-determined time period.
- Any such response from original authors will be reviewed by the RPS management for tone to make sure all statements are research-based.
Assuming the above requirements are satisfied, the managing editor will send the replication study to at least one external referee. The managing editor and editor will also review the submission and may request additional inputs from 3ie’s technical staff, particularly for sectoral expertise.
The managing editor will send compiled comments and revision requests to the replication researchers. The reviewer process iterates until the replication study meets 3ie quality and tone standards. The editor conducts a final approval review before publication. Upon acceptance, each study undergoes professional copyediting and proofreading.