What do evidence-based secondary journals tell us about the publication of clinically important articles in primary healthcare journals?
1 Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Room 3H6 Health Sciences Center, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. L8N 3Z5
2 Center for Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, 8084 Forbes Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 15213-2582
3 Department of Medicine, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Center, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. L8N 3Z5
BMC Medicine 2004, 2:33 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-33Published: 6 September 2004
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Additional File 1 includes a list of the 170 journals read for 2000 along with the number of articles reviewed, the number and percentage that passed criteria, and the NNR (number of articles that are needed to be read to obtain one that is clinically relevant and has high-quality methods). The file name is "Publishing Important Articles Appendix.doc" and it is in Word 2000 format.
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