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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.