Reporting of academic degrees in high-impact medical journals

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Academic degrees following author names are often included in medical research papers. However, it remains unclear how many journals choose to include academic degrees and whether this is more common in certain types of journals. We examined the 100 highest impact medical journals and found that only 24 medical journals reported academic degrees. Moreover, this was substantially more common in journals based in North America compared with Europe. Further research is required to explore the implications of listing academic degrees on the readers' attitude towards research quality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1852
JournalF1000Research
Volume8
ISSN2046-1402
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Research areas

  • Authorship, Biomedical Research, Disclosure, Educational Status, Europe, Journal Impact Factor, North America, Periodicals as Topic

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