Tuesday, February 19, 2008

B - Developing a schema for classifying the content of editorial discussion

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
doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-44

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.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2288/7/44

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