Formalised assessment of publication quality in Russian psychiatry

Citation
Na. Zorin et al., Formalised assessment of publication quality in Russian psychiatry, SCIENTOMETR, 52(2), 2001, pp. 315-322
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Library & Information Science
Journal title
SCIENTOMETRICS
ISSN journal
0138-9130 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
315 - 322
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(200110)52:2<315:FAOPQI>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
A comparative study was carried out to determine the quality of research pa pers published during 1996 in two leading Russian psychiatric journals: Soc ial and Clinical Psychiatry - SCP (27 papers) and the Journal of Neuropatho logy and Psychiatry S.S. Korsakov - JNP (33 papers). A newly created "Checklist for the formalised assessment of medical papers" elaborated on the principles of the evidence-based medicine was used for t he analysis. A paper was defined as a scientific study if the suggested hyp othesis had been verified by the methods that permitted to minimise systema tic errors, to take into consideration random errors and if conclusions and arguments answered the suggested goals and were based on the data obtained . 1/3 of all papers in both journals appeared to be purely descriptive ones. Tbe analysis showed that only 2 papers in SCP (7%) and 5 papers in JNP (15% ) could be defined as scientific studies. 12% of papers met the requirement s of scientific standards to a certain extent. But 77% of papers published in 1996 were real spoilage of scientific research.