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Table 3 Coded Reasons to Proceed and Not to Proceed with Publication, as Noted by Editors in Phrases on Written Forms Completed for Each Manuscript

From: What do the JAMA editors say when they discuss manuscripts that they are considering for publication? Developing a schema for classifying the content of editorial discussion

Phrase code Classification Number of phrases written
Research design & methods Science 144 (23.9)
Important to medicine Journalism 59 (9.8)
Peer review comments Writing 51 (8.4)
Analysis Science 49 (8.1)
Presentation & interpretation of results Science 46 (7.6)
Interesting results or topic Journalism 42 (7.0)
Power, sample size Science 26 (4.3)
Population studied Science 25 (4.1)
More data needed Science 19 (3.2)
Measures used Science 17 (3.0)
Writing Writing 15 (2.5)
Novel/new Journalism 14 (2.3)
Positive or negative results Journalism 12 (2.2)
Quality of the data Science 11 (2.0)
Other reasons Science, journalism, writing 73 (12.1)
Total written phrases -- 603 (100)