To determine if the otolaryngology literature is comparable to other surgical specialty journals with respect to quality and types of articles published.
The four major otolaryngology journals-Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-were studied for 6-months and examined for the following variables : 1) proportion of clinical or basic science research, 2) proportion of prospective or retrospective studies, 3) types of statistics used, 4) sample sizes of the studies, and 5) proportion of single case reports.
A composite group of surgical specialty journals consisting of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology was also studied for the same time period.
The otolaryngology journals and other specialty journals were compared with respect to each of these variables, after which the comparison was conducted within the group of otolaryngology journals.
Analysis of 905 articles, comprising 508 articles from the four major otolaryngology journals and 397 articles from the composite of the other specialty journals, was conducted.
No significant difference in the proportion of single case reports between the otolaryngology journals (15.0%) and the other specialty journals (12.8%) was noted (P=364). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Qualité, Type, Document publié, ORL, Spécialité médicale, Etude comparative, Enseignement, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality, Type, Published document, ENT, Medical specialty, Comparative study, Teaching, Human, Review
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0228460
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.