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Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals.

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Oermann, MH; Cummings, SL; Wilmes, NA
Published in: Journal of pediatric nursing
August 2001

Inaccurate references hinder retrieval of documents, may prevent researchers from examining all of the work by an author, and may result in authors not getting credit for their work. This study determines the number and types of errors in references in four widely read pediatric nursing journals. Of the 190 references examined, 79 of them contained an error, for an overall error rate of 41.6%. Major errors, which prevent the rapid retrieval of information, occurred in 28.9% of the references. Minor errors occurred at half the rate (13.7%) of major errors. Errors in the titles of articles, chapters, and books were the most common type of mistake followed by errors in authors' names.

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Published In

Journal of pediatric nursing

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EISSN

1532-8449

ISSN

0882-5963

Publication Date

August 2001

Volume

16

Issue

4

Start / End Page

263 / 268

Related Subject Headings

  • Publishing
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Humans
  • Bibliometrics
  • Bibliographies as Topic
  • 4205 Nursing
 

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Oermann, M. H., Cummings, S. L., & Wilmes, N. A. (2001). Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 16(4), 263–268. https://doi.org/10.1053/jpdn.2001.25537
Oermann, M. H., S. L. Cummings, and N. A. Wilmes. “Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals.Journal of Pediatric Nursing 16, no. 4 (August 2001): 263–68. https://doi.org/10.1053/jpdn.2001.25537.
Oermann MH, Cummings SL, Wilmes NA. Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals. Journal of pediatric nursing. 2001 Aug;16(4):263–8.
Oermann, M. H., et al. “Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals.Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 16, no. 4, Aug. 2001, pp. 263–68. Epmc, doi:10.1053/jpdn.2001.25537.
Oermann MH, Cummings SL, Wilmes NA. Accuracy of references in four pediatric nursing journals. Journal of pediatric nursing. 2001 Aug;16(4):263–268.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of pediatric nursing

DOI

EISSN

1532-8449

ISSN

0882-5963

Publication Date

August 2001

Volume

16

Issue

4

Start / End Page

263 / 268

Related Subject Headings

  • Publishing
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Humans
  • Bibliometrics
  • Bibliographies as Topic
  • 4205 Nursing