Monthly Archives: September 2016

Citation bias favoring positive clinical trials


Ensuring public access to information obtained through clinical research studies has been a recent focus of numerous government agencies, advocacy groups, and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Thanks to these efforts, as well as the work of the AllTrials Campaign, the critical importance of not just performing good science, but also sharing the resulting data has become widely recognized. New research, published today in Trials, suggests that positive trials are cited approximately three times as often as neutral trials and nearly 10 times as often as negative trials.

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Reviewing the review


Few resources are available to support less experienced peer reviewers of literature reviews. A recently published commentary in Research Integrity and Peer Review will help to fill this gap.