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July 6, 1994


JAMA. 1994;272(1):11. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520010019008

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In the article "Flaws Documented, Reforms Debated at Congress on Journal Peer Review" (JAMA. 1993;270:2775-2778), a statement in the third full paragraph on page 2776 requires clarification. The first sentence should read as follows: "A survey by 71 of the 73 US-based journals with the highest citation frequency scores on the 1989 Institute for Scientific Information Journal Citation Reports reveals that 28% do not ask reviewers to assess a paper's novelty, 31% do not specifically ask about clarity, and 49% do not ask if conclusions are reasonable."

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