There was less self-critique among basic than in clinical science articles in three rheumatology journals.

Yazici H., Gogus F. N. , ESEN F., Yazici Y.

Journal of clinical epidemiology, vol.67, no.6, pp.654-7, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.10.014
  • Journal Name: Journal of clinical epidemiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-7


Objectives: There is concern that self-critique with authors acknowledging limitations of their work is not given due importance in scientific articles. We had the impression that this was more true for articles in basic compared with clinical science. We thus surveyed for the presence of self-critique in the discussion sections of the original articles in three rheumatology journals with attention to differences between the basic and the clinical science articles.