International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication. Prague, CZE, 1997/09.
Context. - Scientific journals issue press releases to disseminate scientific news about articles they publish.
- To assess whether press releases about journal articles were associated with publication of subsequent newspaper stories.
- Retrospective content analysis of newspaper stories, journal press releases, and journal tables of contents.
From December 1 1996, to February 28,1997, press releases and tables of contents were collected from BMJ, Nature, Science, and The Lancet, along with newspaper stories on scientific research published in The New York Times (United States), Le Figaro and Le Monde (France), El Pais and La Vanguardia (Spain), La Repubblica (Italy), and the International Herald Tribune.
- Number of newspaper stories that contained reference to articles appearing in the 4 scientific journals, number of newspaper stories that referred to journal articles described in press releases, and the order in which journal articles were mentioned in press releases.
- Of the 1060 newspaper stories analyzed, 142 referred to journal articles ; of these, 119 (84%) referred to articles mentioned in press releases and 23 (16%) referred to journal articles not mentioned in press releases (comparison of proportions, P=03).
Articles described first or second were referenced in more newspapers than articles described later in the press release (P=01 by x2 analysis). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Article, Médecine, Echo, Information, Document publié, Enquête, Homme, Littérature scientifique, Presse grand public
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Article, Medicine, Echo, Information, Published document, Survey, Human, Scientific literature
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0446259
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.