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The accuracy of references in paediatric journals
  1. A Vargas-Origel,
  2. G Gómez-Martínez,
  3. M A Vargas-Nieto
  1. Research Unit in Clinical Epidemiology, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, León, Gto México
  1. Dr A Vargas-Origel, San Javier 311, Col La Martinica, León, Gto México, CP 37500drarturo{at}


We analysed the reference error rate of four paediatric journals. The overall rate was 29.7%. Individual rates were as follows: Acta Paediatr 36%,Arch Dis Child 22%, J Pediatr 29%, Pediatrics 32%; the rate of major errors was 1%, 1%, 2%, and 4%, respectively.

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