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Peer review research in biomedicine: Development, review

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March 11, 2014
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Studies aimed at improving methods of peer review and reporting of biomedical research are underrepresented and lack dedicated funding, according to an analysis of research on peer review methodology. The researchers found that experimental studies aimed at improving methods of peer review and reporting of biomedical research are still underrepresented on the pages of medical journals.

An analysis of research on peer review finds that studies aimed at improving methods of peer review and reporting of biomedical research are underrepresented and lack dedicated funding, according to a study in the March 12 issue of JAMA.

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Mario Malicki, M.D., M.A., of the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and colleagues analyzed research presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication (PRC) since 1989. The first PRC was organized to "subject the editorial review process to some of the rigorous scrutiny that editors and reviewers demand of the scientists whose work they are assessing." The researchers collected data on authorship, time to publication, declared funding sources, article availability, and citation counts in Web of Science. The analysis included 614 abstracts.

The researchers found that experimental studies aimed at improving methods of peer review and reporting of biomedical research are still underrepresented on the pages of medical journals. "Although the peer review research community is aware of the consequences of nonpublication of research, 39 percent of studies presented at PRCs have not been fully published. In our cohort, we were unable to determine whether the underreporting was selective [e.g., publication favoring positive results] and were not able to determine its causes."

Peer review and other editorial procedures have the potential to influence the knowledge base of health care, the authors write. "Despite their critical role in biomedical publishing, methods of peer review are still underresearched and lack dedicated funding. Systematic and competitive funding schemes are needed to build and sustain excellence, innovation, and methodological rigor in peer review research."


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  1. Mario Malicki, Erik von Elm, Ana Marušic. Study Design, Publication Outcome, and Funding of Research Presented at International Congresses on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication. JAMA, 2014; 311 (10): 1065 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.143

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