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dc.contributor.authorDilley, RJ
dc.contributor.authorAsh, OG
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T23:50:23Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T23:50:23Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierpii: PONE-D-17-06825
dc.identifier.citationDilley, R. J. & Ash, O. G. (2017). Addressing the cost of infractions in the online literature and databases.. PLoS One, 12 (11), pp.e0188761-. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188761.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253338
dc.description.abstractMyocardial infarction sometimes appears misspelt as myocardial infraction in the cardiovascular research literature. With accurate citation of literature contributions important to advancing the field and its contributors, in this study we aimed to document the frequency and explore the causes and impact of this error specific to the cardiology literature. Literature databases (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, WIPO, Google Scholar, Google) were searched to identify the rate of myocardial infraction errors and found an error rate between 0.2% and 1.6%, with substantial differences between search tools used. A Scopus search was used to show changes in errors over time, differences between journals and by specific authors. Myocardial infraction occurred at increasing annual rates over time and at higher rates than other errors. Increasing error rates were associated with increased volume of searchable material rather than quality of the literature. Transcription from article to database is a common source of error and some databases have higher rates of these errors. Simple measures to avoid and to correct these errors in the literature and the databases are also discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.titleAddressing the cost of infractions in the online literature and databases.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0188761
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSurgery (St Vincent's)
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume12
melbourne.source.issue11
melbourne.source.pagese0188761-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1310928
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5708810
melbourne.contributor.authorDilley, Rodney
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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