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Towards the enhancement of quality publication practices in clinical psychological science. / Waters, Allison M.; LeBeau, Richard T.; Young, Katherine S.; Dowell, Tiah L.; Ryan, Katherine M.

In: Behaviour Research and Therapy, Vol. 124, 103499, 2020, p. 103499.

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Waters, AM, LeBeau, RT, Young, KS, Dowell, TL & Ryan, KM 2020, 'Towards the enhancement of quality publication practices in clinical psychological science', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 124, 103499, pp. 103499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103499

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Waters, A. M., LeBeau, R. T., Young, K. S., Dowell, T. L., & Ryan, K. M. (2020). Towards the enhancement of quality publication practices in clinical psychological science. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 124, 103499. [103499]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103499

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Waters AM, LeBeau RT, Young KS, Dowell TL, Ryan KM. Towards the enhancement of quality publication practices in clinical psychological science. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2020;124:103499. 103499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103499

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Waters, Allison M. ; LeBeau, Richard T. ; Young, Katherine S. ; Dowell, Tiah L. ; Ryan, Katherine M. / Towards the enhancement of quality publication practices in clinical psychological science. In: Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2020 ; Vol. 124. pp. 103499.

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