Tag: quality assessment

Animal experiment: how can I evaluate the quality?

The quality evaluation tool SYRCLE (SYstematic Review Centre for Laboratory animal Experimentation) is based on the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool, but is specifically adapted to aspects that are applicable and relevant for animal experiments.     Read more

Article submission for publication

How do you get your article published in a journal? How do you choose the right journal? The Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg Gent (KCGG) lists several tips for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips. How do you select a journal? CriterionTools Content SJFinder Find ...    Read more

Assess the quality of a scholarly journal

Researchers can choose from tens of thousands of scholarly journals to disseminate their research results.  It is not always easy to find out which ones are reliable. General rules Think. Check. Submit is a checklist to help you identify the right journal for your research. Does Web of Science list ...    Read more

Classification A1 / P1: definition and distinction

Definition A1 Articles included in one of the ISI Web of Science indexes 'Science Citation Index', 'Social Science Citation Index' or 'Arts and Humanities Citation Index'. Limited to the publications document type: article, review, letter, note, proceedings paper. When an article is already included in Web of Science, both ...    Read more

Clinical trial: how do I evaluate the quality?

There are various free, internationally accredited and used tools (i.e. scales and checklists) for evaluating the quality of clinical studies. More information is available on the webpages of the Knowledge Centre for Health Ghent (Question: How do I evaluate the quality of a clinical study?).     Read more

Critical reading: the CRAAP test

You want to base your academic, scientific research on scientifically sound sources. Often, the publisher already gives you an insight into how reliable the source is; publishers of A1-journals, for instance, already peer-review their articles. Academic libraries collect scientific literature, etc.However, you can also find many interesting sources on ...    Read more

Evidence-based guideline: how can I evaluate the quality?

The AGREE II tool is a general tool for authors and users of guidelines to evaluate the methodological quality of clinical guidelines. The AGREE II checklist is available in different languages, including Dutch and English.    Read more

Retraction Watch: what is it?

Retraction Watch is a database that lists retracted (retractions) or corrected (corrections) publications, or publications with an expressions of concern. A blog is connected to the databese, highlighting some of the retracted publications. Retraction Watch started in 2010, which means you will not find older publications in the collection. The ...    Read more

Systematic review: tips & tricks and tools

How do I formulate my research question and how do I formulate selection criteria? Formulate a research question in which, if possible, all aspects of your topic are named. The PICO model is a tool for setting up a clinical research question. In this model the patient category (Population/Patient), ...    Read more