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The EBM journal selection process: how to find the 1 in 400 valid and highly relevant new research articles
  1. Paul Glasziou, MBBS, PhD
  1. Oxford University
 Oxford, UK

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    I am sometimes asked why we have so many articles in the “Therapeutics” section of the Journal compared with the other sections. The answer largely lies in the material we have to work with. It is helpful to understand how we process articles from original journals to abstract. So here is a brief description:

    Step 1. We scan around 135 primary journals to check whether original research articles pass our basic validity criteria (see “Purpose and procedure” for details of these criteria). However, only around 5% (1 in 20) of the 50 …

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