PMID: 8015116Jul 13, 1994

Peer review is an effective screening process to evaluate medical manuscripts

JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association
M AbbyH C Polk


To measure the effectiveness of peer review as a screening process to evaluate medical manuscripts. Retrospective. The editorial office of the American Journal of Surgery (AJS). A MEDLINE search was conducted of publications from 1984 to 1992 for manuscripts that were identical or similar to those rejected by AJS between January and December 1989. Manuscripts that were submitted to AJS by foreign authors were excluded because of the presumed difficulty in tracking foreign-language publications. The percentage of manuscripts rejected by AJS that were subsequently published in journals indexed by MEDLINE, the time from rejection to ultimate publication, and the journal of publication. The reasons for rejection were also documented. We assumed that the majority of rejected manuscripts would be published within 3 years after rejection. One hundred twenty-five manuscripts submitted by North American authors were rejected by AJS in 1989, and 62% were not subsequently published in another core medical journal during the study period. The average duration between rejection and later publication was 17 months. Of those manuscripts subsequently published, 54% appeared in general surgical journals, including 12% that were revised, reevalu...Continue Reading


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