Two thirds of Indian medical and dental journals publish unregistered studies

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1564 (Published 8 March 2013)
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  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
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An analysis of Indian medical and dental journals has found that less than a third require authors to have a clinical trial registration number for studies submitted for publication despite this having been a national requirement for nearly four years.

For the survey, published in Indian Pediatrics (the publication of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics), researchers examined the “instructions for authors” of 30 journals that they identified from the National Library of Medicine Catalog …

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