Pre-Results Review (Registered Reports) Guidelines for Authors
To offer authors the opportunity to have their prospective empirical projects reviewed and approved for publication before the results are known.
This pre-results review track for submissions is based on a two-stage peer review process, during which authors receive feedback on both the research design and proposed statistical analysis plan (Stage 1) and the full manuscript (Stage 2). Throughout the publishing process, we will refer to articles in this track as Registered Reports, in line with the terminology adopted by journals in other disciplines and the existing Elsevier publishing infrastructure.
Reference of the resource
Pre-Results Review (Registered Reports) - Guidelines for Authors, Journal of Development Economics.