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<i>The glut of information</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0007
The glut of information

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This chapter presents a 1989 commentary on the growing number of medical articles being published each year. It considers the question of how readers can cope with this unprecedented glut of data. It cites editors' rising concerns over the failure of the time-honoured peer review process to control the quality of published information.

Keywords: medical articles; medical research; peer review; medical journals

Chapter.  1387 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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