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Peer-reviewed papers 2015-present

  1. Open Science Collaboration. Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science 2015, 349(6251). doi: 10.1126/science.aac4716 Associated data: Open Science Framework
  2. Nilsonne G, Tamm S, Månsson K, Åkerstedt T, Lekander M. Leukocyte telomere length and hippocampus volume: a meta-analysis [version 1; referees: 2 approved] F1000Research 2015 4:1073. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7198.1 Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.31771
  3. Lekander M, Karshikoff B, Johansson E, Soop A, Fransson P, Lundström J. N, Andreasson A, Ingvar M, Petrovic P, Axelsson J, Nilsonne G. Intrinsic functional connectivity of insular cortex and symptoms of sickness during acute experimental inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2016 56:34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.12.018 (Paywall). Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.35770
  4. Anderson CJ, Bahník Š, Barnett-Cowan M, Bosco FA, Chandler J, Chartier CR, Cheung F, Christopherson CD, Cordes A, Cremata EJ, Della Penna N, Estel V, Fedor A, Fitneva SA, Frank MC, Grange JA, Hartshorne JK, Hasselman F, Henninger F, Jonas KJ, Lai CK, Levitan CA, Miller JK, Moore KS, Meixner JM, Munafò MR, Neijenhuijs KI, Nilsonne G, Nosek BA, Plessow F, Prenoveau JM, Ricker AA, Schmidt K, Spies JR, Stieger S, Strohminger N, Sullivan GB, van Aert RCM, van Assen MALM, van der Hulst M, Vanpaemel W, Vianello M, Voracek M, Zuni K. Response to a comment on “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”. Science 2016, 351(1037). doi: 10.1126/science.aad9163
  5. Nilsonne G, Hilgard J, Lekander M, Arnberg F. Post-traumatic stress disorder and interleukin 6. Lancet Psychiatry 2016, 3(3):200-201. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)00022-5 (Paywall). Authors’ postprint: KI Open Archive,
    Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.44726
  6. Nilsonne G, Renberg A, Tamm S, Lekander M. Health at the ballot box: Disease threat does not predict attractiveness preference in British politicians. Royal Society Open Science 2016 3(60049). doi: 10.1098/rsos.160049. Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.12984 [ballot beauty]
  7. Sörman K, Nilsonne G, Howner K, Tamm S, Caman S, Wang H, Edens J, Gustavsson P, Lilienfeld S, Ingvar M, Petrovic P, Fischer H, Kristiansson M. Reliability and construct validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised in a Swedish non-criminal sample – a multimethod approach including psychophysiological correlates of empathy for pain. PLOS One 2016 11(6): e0156570. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156570. Associated data publication: Dryad Digital Repository. doi: 10.5061/dryad.qh8c9
  8. Nilsonne G, Lekander M, Åkerstedt T, Axelsson J, Ingre M. Diurnal variation of circulating interleukin-6: a meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 2016 11(11): e0165799.
    doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165799. Preprint: BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/042507. Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.163325
  9. Nilsonne G, Tamm S, Golkar A, Olsson A, Martin I, Petrovic P. Effects of 25 mg oxazepam on emotional mimicry and empathy for pain: a randomized controlled experiment. Royal Society Open Science 2017 4:160607. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160607. Preprint: figshare, doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1558201. Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.60385. Associated stimulus materials: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.31480
  10. Nilsonne G, Lekander M. Circulating interleukin-6 in Parkinson Disease. JAMA Neurology, 2017 74(5):607-608. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0037 Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.182505
  11. Bejerot S, Nilsonne G, Humble M. Subcortical brain volume differences in participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults. Lancet Psychiatry 2017 4(6):437. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30160-8. Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.345161
  12. Nilsonne G, Tamm S, Schwarz J, Almeida R, Fischer H, Kecklund G, Lekander M, Fransson P, Åkerstedt T. Intrinsic brain connectivity after partial sleep deprivation in young and older adults: results from the Stockholm Sleepy Brain Study. Scientific Reports 2017 7:9422. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09744-7 Preregistration:, accession no: NCT02000076; Open Science Framework: Preprint: BioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/073494. Associated data and code:, accession no: ds000201; Zenodo, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.581250
  13. Tamm S, Nilsonne G, Lamm C, Kecklund G, Petrovic P, Fischer H, Åkerstedt T, Lekander M. The effect of sleep restriction on empathy for pain: An fMRI study in younger and older adults. Scientific Reports 2017 7:12236. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12098-9 Preregistration:, accession no: NCT02000076; Open Science Framework: Associated data and code:, accession no: ds000201; Zenodo, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.846863
  14. Åkerstedt T, Lekander M, Nilsonne G, Tamm S, d’Onofrio P, Kecklund G, Fischer H, Schwarz J. Effects of late night short sleep on in-home polysomnography – relation to adult age and sex. Journal of Sleep Research 2017. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12626
  15. Lakens D, Adolfi F, Albers C, Anvari F, Apps M, Argamon S, van Assen M, Baguley T, Becker R, Benning S, Bradford D, Buchanan E, Caldwell A, van Calster B, Carlsson R, Chen S-C, Chung B, Colling L, Collins G, Crook Z, Cross E, Daniels S, Danielsson H, DeBruine L, Dunleavy D, Earp B, Feist M, Ferrell J, Field J, Fox N, Friesen A, Grange J, Grieve A, Guggenberger R, Van Harmelen A-L, Hasselman F, Hochard K, Hoffarth M, Holmes N, Ingre M, Isager P, Isotalus H, Johansson C, Juszczyk K, Kenny D, Khalil A, Konat B, Lao J, Larsen E, Lodder G, Lukavsky J, Madan C, Manheim D, Gonzalez-Marquez M, Martin S, Martin A, Mayo D, McCarthy R, McConway K, Nilsonne G, de Oliveira C, Parsons S, Pfuhl G, Quinn K, Sakon J, Saribay S, Schneider I, Selvaraju M, Sjoerds Z, Smith S, Smits T, Spies J, Sreekumar V, Steltenpohl C, Stenhouse N, Światkowski W, Vadillo M, Vieland V, Williams M, Williams S, Williams D, Orban de Xivry J-J, Yarkoni T, Ziano I, Zwaan R. Justify Your Alpha: A Response to “Redefine Statistical Significance”. Nature Human Behaviour, 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x Preprint: Associated data and code:,
  16. Klein O, Hardwicke TE, Aust F, Breuer J, Danielsson H, Hofelich Mohr A, IJzerman H, Nilsonne G, Vanpaemel W, Frank MC. A Practical Guide for Transparency in Psychological Science. Collabra: Psychology, 4(1), 20. doi: 10.1525/collabra.158. Preprint: 10.17605/OSF.IO/RTYGM
  17. Hardwicke TE, Mathur M, MacDonald K, Nilsonne G, Banks GC, Kidwell MC, Hofelich Mohr A, Clayton E, Yoon EJ, Tessler MH, Lenne RL, Altman S, Long B, Frank MC. Data availability, reusability, and analytic reproducibility: Evaluating the impact of a mandatory open data policy at the journal Cognition. Royal Society Open Science 5(8), 180448. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180448. Preprint: 10.17605/OSF.IO/39CFB.
  18. Ingre M, Nilsonne G. Estimating statistical power, posterior probability and publication bias of psychological research using the observed replication rate. Royal Society Open Science, 5(8), 181190. doi: 10.1098/rsos.181190. Preprint: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5573113. Associated data and code:
  19. Radun I, Nilsonne G, Radun J, Helgesson G, Kecklund G. Company employees as experimental
    participants in traffic safety research: prevalence and implications.
    Transportation Research
    Part F: Psychology and Behaviour, 
    60:81-92. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.10.008 (Paywall). Postprint: link.
  20. McGrath C, Nilsonnne GData sharing in qualitative research: opportunities and concernsMedEdPublish, 2018, 7, [4], 34. doi: 10.15694/mep.2018.0000255.1. Preprint: 10.31219/
  21. Tamm S, Nilsonne G, Schwarz J, Golkar A, Kecklund G, Petrovic P, Fischer H, Åkerstedt T, Lekander M. Sleep restriction caused impaired emotional regulation without detectable brain activation changes – a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Royal Society Open Science, 6(3), 181704. doi: 10.1098/rsos.181704. Preprint: BioRxiv 436048, doi: 10.1101/436048
  22. Lodin K, Lekander M, Petrovic P, Nilsonne G, Hedman-Lagerlöf E, Andreasson A. Cross-sectional associations between inflammation, sickness behaviour, health anxiety and self-rated health in a Swedish primary care population. European Journal of Inflammation, 2019. doi: 10.1177/2058739219844357


  1. Nilsonne G, Renberg A, Tamm S, Lekander M. (2015) Disease threat does not predict attractiveness preference in a United Kingdom dataset: a replication attempt and commentary on White et al., Psych Sci 2013. PeerJ PrePrints 3:e804v1. doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.804v1. Associated data: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.12984 Published in revised form as .
  2. Nilsonne G. Interactive classroom memory tests using online tools. figshare.
    doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1449013. Associated data and code: GitHub, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.18561
  3. Nilsonne G, Tamm S, d’Onofrio P, Thuné HÅ, Schwarz J, Lavebratt C, Liu, JJ, Månsson KNT, Sundelin T, Axelsson J, Fransson P, Kecklund G, Fischer H, Lekander M, Åkerstedt Torbjörn. A multimodal brain imaging dataset on sleep deprivation in young and old humans. Karolinska Open Archive. url: Associated data:, ds000201
  4. Koenig J, Abler B, Agartz I, Åkerstedt T, Andreassen OA, Anthony M, Bertsch K, Brown RC, Brunner R, Carnevali L, Critchley HD, Cullen KR, de Geus EJC, Dziobek I, Fischer H, Flor H, Gaebler M, Gianaros PJ, Giummarra M, Greening S, Guendelman S, Heathers J, Herpertz SC, Hu MX, Jentschke S, Kaess M, Kaufmann T, Klimes-Dougan B, Koelsch S, Krauch M, Kumral D, Lamers F, Lee T-H, Lekander M, Lin F, Lotze M, Makovac E, Mancini M, Mancke F, Månsson K, Manuck SB, Mather M, Meeten F, Min J, Mueller B, Muench V, Nees F, Nga L, Nilsonne G, Ordonez Acuna D, Osnes B, Ottaviani C, Penninx WJHB, Ponzio A, Poudel GR, Quintana D, Reinelt J, Ren P, Sakaki M, Sørensen L, Specht K, Straub J, Tamm S, Thayer JF, Ubani B, van der Mee D, van Velzen LS, Ventura-Bort C, Villringer Arno, Watson DR, Wei L, Wendt J, Westlund Schreiner M, Westlye L, Weymar M, Winkelmann T, Wu GR, Yoo H. Cortical Thickness and Resting State Cardiac Function Across the Lifespan: A Cross-Sectional Pooled Mega Analysis. OSF Preprints.
  5. Evans T, Steptoe-Warren G, Galloway G, Johannes N, Jones S, Nilsonne G, Dean L, Emre O, Fido D, Soares A, Thompson N, Ungson N, Weissgerber S. Exploring the Consistency and Value of Humour Style Clusters (Registered Report Stage 1). OSF Preprints. doi: 10.31234/
  6. Ingre M, Sorjonen K, Nilsonne G. A cocktail fallacy in research with composite variables: a critical review of job strain, effort–reward imbalance (ERI) and body mass index (BMI). PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/

Scholarly debate

  1. Nilsonne G. Fusk bekämpas bäst med öppna forskningsdata. Curie 2015-06-30.
  2. Nilsonne G. Mindre än hälften av psykologistudier kunde reproduceras. Läkartidningen 2015;
    112:DPMM. web:
  3. Nilsonne G. Bias i metaanalys kan leda till överskattade effekter. Läkartidningen, kommentar online 2016. web:
  4. Nilsonne G. Willén R. Öppna data kan öka kunskapsmassan och motverka fusk. Läkartidningen 2016;113:ELCU. web:, pdf:
  5. Nilsonne G. Vetenskapsrådet bör agera mer kraftfullt. Svenska Dagbladet, 2016-10-12. web:
  6. Kanstrup M, Moberg K, Gustafsson S, Gornitzki C, Nilsonne G, Galanti MR. Upprop för välgrundad forskning och vård. KI-bladet, 2016(5):24. pdf:
  7. Willén R, Nilsonne G. Psykologin i framkant för öppen vetenskap. Psykologtidningen, 2017(3):28-31. url: pdf:
  8. Dietrichson E, Nilsonne G, Palm A. Ingen motsättning mellan demokrati och evidens. Skola och Samhälle, 2017-05-08. web:
  9. Nilsonne G. Öppen tillgång ger författare starkare ställning. Universitetsläraren, 2017-06-01. web:
  10. Nilsonne G. Open science: providing skills and inspiring change. Stockholm University Press blog, 2017-06-26. web:
  11. Nilsonne G. Replik: Befria forskningen från tidskrifternas tvångströja Curie, 2018-03-13. web: