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DOI: 10.1016/j.medine.2021.04.007
Available online 4 May 2021
Fate of rejected manuscripts in the journal Medicina Intensiva during 2015–2017 period
Destino de los artículos rechazados en Medicina Intensiva en el período 2015–2017
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J.L. García-Garmendiaa,
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joseluis.garciagarmendia@sjd.es

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, F. Gordo-Vidalb, S.R. Leal-Novalc, R. Amaya-Villarc, N. Raimondid, A. Ochagavía-Calvoe, J. Garnacho-Monterof
a Hospital San Juan de Dios del Aljarafe, Sevilla, Spain
b Hospital Universitario del Henares, Grupo de investigación en Patología Crítica, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain
c Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain
d Hospital Municipal Juan A. Fernández, Buenos Aires, Argentina
e Corporación Sanitaria Parc Taulí, Barcelona, Spain
f Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Sevilla, Spain
Received 16 November 2020. Accepted 22 November 2020
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Table 1. Main journals of publication of the articles rejected by Medicina Intensiva.
Table 2. Univariate analysis of variables associated to publication after rejection by Medicina Intensiva according to different factors.
Table 3. Multivariate analysis of variables associated to publication in journals indexed in PubMed after rejection by Medicina Intensiva.
Table 4. Studies on the publication of rejected articles, with rejection rate, publication rate and mean time to publication.
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Abstract
Objective

To know the fate of the rejected manuscripts in Medicina Intensiva journal (MI) from 2015 to 2017 with surveillance until 2019.

Design

Retrospective observational study.

Setting

Biomedical journals publication.

Participants

Rejected manuscripts in MI journal.

Interventions

None.

Main variables of interest

Time of publication, impact factor (IF), generated citations and variables associated to publication.

Results

The 69% (420) of analyzed articles (344 originals and 263 scientific letters) were rejected, and 205 (48.8%) were subsequently published, with 180 citations of 66 articles. Journal IF was lower in 173 (84.4%) articles. The number of FI-valid citations was higher than the FI of MI in 21 articles. Origin of manuscript OR 2,11 (IC 95% 1.29–3.46), female author OR 1.58 (IC 95% 1.03–2.44), english language OR 2,38 (IC 95% 1.41–4.0) and reviewed papers OR 1.71 (IC 95% 1.10–2.66) were associated to publication in PubMed database.

Conclusions

The rejected articles in MI have a mean publication rate in other journals. Most of these articles are published in journals with less IF and fewer citations than the IF of MI.

Keywords:
Rejected articles
Publication rate
Impact factor
Peer review
Bibliometrics
Gender
Resumen
Objetivo

Conocer el destino de los trabajos rechazados en Medicina Intensiva (MI) en el período del 2015 al 2017 con seguimiento hasta el 2019.

Diseño

Estudio retrospectivo observacional.

Ámbito

Publicaciones en revistas biomédicas.

Participantes

Manuscritos rechazados en la revista Medicina Intensiva.

Intervenciones

Ninguna.

Variables de interés

Tiempo de publicación, factor de impacto (FI), citas generadas y variables asociadas con a la publicación.

Resultados

De 344 originales y 263 cartas científicas, se rechazaron 420 (69,2%). Se publicaron después 205 (48,8%) y 66 de ellos generaron 180 citas. El FI de las revistas fue menor en 173 casos (84,4%). En 21, el número de citas válidas para FI fue mayor que el FI de MI. El origen del manuscrito odds ratio (OR) 2,11 (IC 95% 1,29 a 3,46), la mujer como autora OR 1,58 (IC 95% 1,03 a 2,44), que estuviera en lengua inglesa OR 2,38 (IC 95% 1,41 a 4,0) y que el artículo hubiera pasado a revisores OR 1,71 (IC 95% 1,10 a 2,66) se asociaron con mayor tasa de publicación en revistas indexadas en PubMed.

Conclusiones

Los artículos rechazados en MI tienen una tasa media de publicación en otras revistas, principalmente con menos FI y generando menor número de citas que el FI de MI.

Palabras clave:
Artículos rechazados
Tasa de publicación
Factor de impacto
Revisión por pares
Bibliometría
Género

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