Major bibliographic errors in PubMed: personal experience among 240 publications and proposed remediation process for errors

Mitchell S. Cappell


Although substantial data exist on errors in bibliographic citations in journal articles [1], literature review reveals no data on errors in bibliographic citations in PubMed. Yet bibliographic errors in PubMed are much more important than errors in individual journals. PubMed is a ubiquitous literature search engine. Errors in PubMed could render articles inaccessible to researchers or clinicians performing computerized literature searches.


Letter to the Editor; PubMed

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