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Table 1 Number of citations by study and intervention group

From: Adherence to reporting guidelines increases the number of citations: the argument for including a methodologist in the editorial process and peer-review

   Number of citations Annual rate Articles with 0 citations
N1 N2 Mean (SD) Median (Max) Mean (SD)
IQ study Standard review process (reference) 37 27 8.4 (12.2) 4 (45) 0.7 (1.1) 1 (3.7%)
Statistician 31 26 8.4 (13.7) 4.5 (67) 0.7 (1.2) 4 (15.4%)
Checklist 32 22 10.3 (18.8) 4.5 (89) 0.9 (1.6) 3 (13.6%)
Statistician + Checklist 29 24 10.7 (15.5) 6.5 (60) 0.9 (1.3) 3 (12.5%)
ET study Standard review process (reference) 41 41 3.6 (2.5) 3 (10) 0.5 (0.3) 2 (4.9%)
Statistician + Checklist 51 51 5.1 (4.9) 3 (19) 0.7 (0.7) 7 (13.7%)
  1. N1 = number of randomized manuscripts; N2 = number of analysed manuscripts