Dickersin K, Ssemanda E, Mansell C, Rennie D. What do the JAMA editors say when they discuss manuscripts that they are considering for publication? Developing a schema for classifying the content of editorial discussion. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007;7:44
This study was aimed at exploring words and phrases used by a group of editors during their meetings, in an effort to identify peculiar aspects of editorial decision-making. Through an observational study of discussions at manuscripts meetings at JAMA, was developed a schema for classifying the editor's phrases, using an interactive approach. The authors concluded that the classification of editorial discourses actually provides an insight to the editorial decision-making, and for this reason needs further exploration in future studies.