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Peer review practices in biomedical literature: a time for change?
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PMID:  19892628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to collect the opinions of a cross section of published authors on current practices concerning peer review in biomedical publishing.
METHODS: A questionnaire on various aspects of peer review was emailed to authors, whose manuscripts were published in Gut or the British Journal of Surgery between 2001 and 2006. Authors were asked to base their responses on their overall experience with peer review in biomedical literature and not with that one particular journal.
RESULTS: Most respondents felt that peer review is an effective quality control mechanism and does help improve manuscripts. Although some felt that it may cause delays in publication, lead to some research being lost and may not prevent all research-related fraud, most authors felt that there was still a strong role for the peer review process as it exists today.
CONCLUSION: An overwhelming majority of authors in our study approved of the current peer review practices in biomedical literature. A minority did however seem concerned. We discuss here the surrounding issues.
Kamal Kumar Mahawar; Deepak Kejariwal; Ajay Malviya; Rashmi Birla; Y K S Viswanath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of surgery / Asian Surgical Association     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0219-3108     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  2013-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900600     Medline TA:  Asian J Surg     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research
Peer Review, Research*
Periodicals as Topic
Publishing / standards

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