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On using references as evidence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19893855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: One has to start to consider references as a kind of evidence similar to measured data and observations. Moreover, proper referencing adds to the credibility of a paper and gives appropriate credits to work of others. Experience of reviewers and editors indicate that there is room for improvement in the way that our scientific evidence base is referred to. OBJECTIVE: To provide guidelines for referencing in medical informatics publications. METHOD: The authors have collected examples of poor as well as good referencing as encountered in manuscripts submitted for review as well as in published literature. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: A set of 12 rules for proper referencing was derived. The rationale for each rule is provided and examples of rule violations and proper use of the rule are presented.
J Brender; J Talmon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial     Date:  2009-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods of information in medicine     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0026-1270     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Inf Med     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-09     Completed Date:  2010-03-02     Revised Date:  2010-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210453     Medline TA:  Methods Inf Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  503-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Guidelines as Topic*
Publishing / standards*
Research Design*

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