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Ethical concerns of nursing reviewers: An international survey

Published on Nov 1, 2010in Nursing Ethics1.96
· DOI :10.1177/0969733010379177
Marion E. Broome32
Estimated H-index: 32
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Molly C. Dougherty24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 2 AuthorsJudith Gedney Baggs21
Estimated H-index: 21
(OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
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Abstract
Editors of scientific literature rely heavily on peer reviewers to evaluate the integrity of research conduct and validity of findings in manuscript submissions. The purpose of this study was to describe the ethical concerns of reviewers of nursing journals. This descriptive cross-sectional study was an anonymous online survey. The findings reported here were part of a larger investigation of experiences of reviewers. Fifty-two editors of nursing journals (six outside the USA) agreed to invite their review panels to participate. A 69-item forced-choice and open-ended survey developed by the authors based on the literature was pilot tested with 18 reviewers before being entered into SurveyMonkeyTM. A total of 1675 reviewers responded with useable surveys. Six questions elicited responses about ethical issues, such as conflict of interest, protection of human research participants, plagiarism, duplicate publication, misrepresentation of data and ‘other’. The reviewers indicated whether they had experienced ...
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#1Margaret Comerford Freda (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)H-Index: 20
#2Margaret H. Kearney (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 26
Last.Molly C. Dougherty (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 24
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#1Judith Gedney Baggs (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 21
#2Marion E. Broome (IUPUI: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis)H-Index: 32
Last.Margaret H. Kearney (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 26
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#1Erica R. Pryor (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 9
#2Barbara Habermann-Little (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 16
Last.Marion E. BroomeH-Index: 32
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#1Raymond De Vries (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 16
#2Melissa S. Anderson (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 24
Last.Brian C. Martinson (HealthPartners)H-Index: 27
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#1Marion E. BroomeH-Index: 32
#2Erica R. Pryor (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 9
Last.Harold Kincaid (UAB: University of Alabama at Birmingham)H-Index: 6
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#1Parveen Ali (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 11
#2Roger Watson (University of Hull)H-Index: 44
#1Katharina Fierz (University of Basel)H-Index: 5
#2Susan Gennaro (BC: Boston College)H-Index: 20
Last.Sabina De Geest (University of Basel)H-Index: 56
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#1Marsha Fowler (APU: Azusa Pacific University)H-Index: 7
#2J. Davis Anne (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 16
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