Matarese V. Relationship between Quality and Editorial Leadership of Biomedical Research Journals: A Comparative Study of Italian and UK Journals. PLoS ONE 2008; 3(7):e2512
Several organizations draw up statements guiding the quality of biomedical reporting, but not all journals adhere to these guidelines. Those that follow them demonstrate “editorial leadership” in their author community. In this study, research journals from two European countries were studied and compared to identify a relationship between editorial leadership and journal quality.
The data underlying this paper was first presented at the METM07 in Madrid in 2007: “Does editorial leadership (seen in the instructions to authors) determine biomedical journal quality? A case-control study between Italy and the UK”