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Table 2 Use of reporting guidelines scores across editorial decisions

From: Reported use of reporting guidelines among JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute authors, editorial outcomes, and reviewer ratings related to adherence to guidelines and clarity of presentation

Editorial decision Mean scorea (SD) P
Rejected without peer review 0.53 (0.50)  
Rejected after peer review 0.53 (0.50) .68
Not rejected after peer review 0.49 (0.50) .47
  1. aSubmissions were scored according to the following rules: authors indicated they used a reporting guideline to prepare their submission, 1; authors indicated they did not use a reporting guideline to prepare their submission, 0. P values were calculated using a two-sided paired t test