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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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SOGI, Cecilia; PERALES, Alberto; ANDERSON, Alfredo  and  ZAVALA, Salomón. Quality of the scientific production of UNMSM medical school researchers. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2003, vol.64, n.2, pp.112-118. ISSN 1025-5583.

Objective: To assess quality of the scientific production of UNMSM Medical School researchers. Material and Methods: San Marcos Research Activities Registry (RAIS) database and full text articles of journals 1991-2000 registered in RAIS. Four hundred and sixty-two articles were categorized and those corresponding to studies were separated. From these a random sample of 20% (n=59) was selected and peer reviewed using Vancouver style as quality standard. Score was assigned to each part of the publication in order to measure inter-rater reliability and to categorize results of the assessment. Results: Inter-rater reliability coefficient varied among sections of the publication; 71,2% of the studies were rated as good-excellent but 80% did not describe statistical procedure and 85% did not communicate ethical issues. Conclusion: Vancouver guidelines for the format of articles was useful in order to evaluate their quality.

Keywords : Peer review; research; periodicals; peer review, research; reference sandars.

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