Why published research is untrustworthy

Why published research is untrustworthy Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28:1271–1274 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3389-1 EDITORIAL 1 1 Gunnar Lose & Niels Klarskov Received: 23 May 2017 /Accepted: 23 May 2017 /Published online: 13 July 2017 The International Urogynecological Association 2017 As much as 90% of the published medical information is 1975 [4], but such articles still make up less than 1‰ of the flawed according to John Ioannidis, one of the true experts huge number of papers published annually in scholarly on credibility of medical research [1], and former BMJ editor- journals [5]. Of retracted scientific publications, a major pro- in-chief, Richard Smith, has claimed that Bmost of what is portion are retracted because of misconduct and another major published in journals is just plain wrong or nonsense.^ The proportion because of unintentional errors or untrustworthy poor quality of medical research is not a new criticism [2]; data/interpretation [6]. The Lancet recently questioned the however, concern has been expressed within a broad field of credibility of medical research, especially research from specialties in parallel with reports that studies are fraught with China, because of many retractions [7]. problems including poor reproducibility [3]. A remarkable study reported in Nature in 2005 indicated Publishing research is complex. It http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Urogynecology Journal Springer Journals

Why published research is untrustworthy

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Publisher
Springer London
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The International Urogynecological Association
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Gynecology; Urology
ISSN
0937-3462
eISSN
1433-3023
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00192-017-3389-1
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Abstract

Int Urogynecol J (2017) 28:1271–1274 DOI 10.1007/s00192-017-3389-1 EDITORIAL 1 1 Gunnar Lose & Niels Klarskov Received: 23 May 2017 /Accepted: 23 May 2017 /Published online: 13 July 2017 The International Urogynecological Association 2017 As much as 90% of the published medical information is 1975 [4], but such articles still make up less than 1‰ of the flawed according to John Ioannidis, one of the true experts huge number of papers published annually in scholarly on credibility of medical research [1], and former BMJ editor- journals [5]. Of retracted scientific publications, a major pro- in-chief, Richard Smith, has claimed that Bmost of what is portion are retracted because of misconduct and another major published in journals is just plain wrong or nonsense.^ The proportion because of unintentional errors or untrustworthy poor quality of medical research is not a new criticism [2]; data/interpretation [6]. The Lancet recently questioned the however, concern has been expressed within a broad field of credibility of medical research, especially research from specialties in parallel with reports that studies are fraught with China, because of many retractions [7]. problems including poor reproducibility [3]. A remarkable study reported in Nature in 2005 indicated Publishing research is complex. It

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International Urogynecology JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 13, 2017

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