Reference Accuracy in the General Surgery Literature

  title={Reference Accuracy in the General Surgery Literature},
  author={Julianne M Awrey and Kenji Inaba and G Barmparas and Gustavo Recinos and Pedro Gr Teixeira and Linda S. Chan and Peep Talving and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Reference inaccuracy in scientific articles brings the scientific validity of the research into question and may create difficulty when accessing the cited background data. The objective of this study was to examine the reference accuracy in the general surgery literature and its correlation with the journal impact factor. Five general surgery journals were chosen with varying impact factors. From the year 2007, one issue was randomly chosen from each journal, and from each issue 180 citations… CONTINUE READING