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Table 6 Univariate regression analysis of the association between degree of agreement that biomedical journal peer review is fair and demographics, academic background and frequency of undesirable experiences encountered

From: Views on the peer review system of biomedical journals: an online survey of academics from high-ranking universities

  Regression coefficient Standard error F change P
Demographics     
Age −0.001 0.003 0.1 0.7
Gender (Female) −0.1 0.05 4.9 0.03*
English as first language −0.05 0.06 0.7 0.4
Academic background     
Number of publications <0.001 <0.001 0.2 0.7
Years of experience in biomedical research 0.001 0.003 0.07 0.8
Frequency of undesirable experiences encountered (Yes or No)     
Review times longer than one year −0.03 0.04 0.9 0.4
Personal attacks in reviewers’ comments −0.1 0.03 9.9 0.002**
Breach of confidentiality by reviewers −0.022 0.04 0.4 0.6
Unauthorised use of articles’ information after rejection of articles −0.022 0.03 0.4 0.5
Imposition of unnecessary references by reviewers −0.06 0.03 4.4 0.04*
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01.