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Table 5 EBMH (mental health) journal-specific content of high-quality, clinically relevant articles

From: What do evidence-based secondary journals tell us about the publication of clinically important articles in primary healthcare journals?

Journal title Number articles in 2000 in journal Number abstracted (% included in EBMH) NNR for abstracted article Number abstracted or listed (% included in EBMH)* NNR for abstracted or listed**
Archives of General Psychiatry 161 12 (12.5) 20.1 14 (8.2) 11.5
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews*** 444 6 (6.3) 74.0 27 (15.9) 16.4
American Journal of Psychiatry 508 5 (5.2) 101.6 9 (5.3) 56.4
British Journal of Psychiatry 335 5 (5.2) 67.0 8 (4.7) 41.9
JAMA 1930 5 (5.2) 386.0 9 (5.3) 214.4
Lancet 3858 5 (5.2) 771.6 7 (4.1) 551.1
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 169 5 (5.2) 33.8 8 (4.7) 21.1
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 300 4 (4.2) 75.0 4 (2.4) 75.0
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology*** 122 4 (4.2) 30.5 7 (4.1) 17.4
BMJ 3428 3 (3.1) 1142.7 4 (2.4) 857.0
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 162 3 (3.1) 54.0 3 (1.7) 54.0
Schizophrenia Bulletin 80 3 (3.1) 26.7 4 (2.4) 20.0
Annals of Internal Medicine 602 2 (2.1) 301.5 2 (1.2) 301.5
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines*** 99 2 (2.1) 49.5 3 (1.7) 33.0
Archives of Internal Medicine 620 2 (2.1) 310 3 (1.7) 206.7
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 173 2 (2.1) 86.5 2 (1.2) 86.5
Journal of Family Practice 263 2 (2.1) 131.5 2 (1.2) 131.5
New England Journal of Medicine 1530 2 (2.1) 765.0 2 (1.2) 765.0
Psychosomatic Medicine 106 2 (2.1) 53.0 3 (1.7) 35.3
Acta Psychiatric Scandinavica 255 1 (1.0) 255 2 (1.2) 127.5
Addiction 295 1 (1.0) 295 4 (2.4) 73.8
Age and Ageing 181 1 (1.0) 181 1 (0.6) 181
American Journal of Public Health 363 1 (1.0) 363 1 (0.6) 363
Archives of Family Medicine (no longer published) 230 1 (1.0) 230 1 (0.6) 230
Behaviour Therapy 44 1 (1.0) 44 3 (1.7) 14.7
British Journal of General Practice 453 1 (1.0) 453 1 (0.6) 453
British Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry N.A. 1 (1.0) N.A. 1 (0.6) N.A.
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 179 1 (1.0) 179 1 (0.6) 179
Child Development 141 1 (1.0) 141 2 (1.2) 70.5
CMAJ (formerly Canadian Medical Association Journal) 1007 1 (1.0) 1007 1 (0.6) 1007
Image Journal of Nursing Scholarship 94 1 (1.0) 94 1 (0.6) 94
Journal of Advanced Nursing 611 1 (1.0) 611 1 (0.6) 611
Journal of Affective Disorders 154 1 (1.0) 154 1 (0.6) 154
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 83 1 (1.0) 83 2 (1.2) 41.5
Medical Care 162 1 (1.0) 162 1 (0.6) 162
Pain 269 1 (1.0) 269 1 (0.6) 269
Pediatrics 811 1 (1.0) 811 2 (1.2) 405.5
Psychiatric Services 356 1 (1.0) 356 3 (1.7) 118.7
Psychology and Aging 55 1 (1.0) 55 1 (0.6) 55
Research in Nursing Health 55 1 (1.0) 55 1 (0.6) 55
Social Science and Medicine 302 1 (1.0) 302 1 (0.6) 302
American Journal of Medicine 435 0 (0) Infinity 2 (1.2) 217.5
AHCOR/AHRQ Reports*** N.A. 0 (0) Infinity 3 (1.7) N.A.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 337 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.6) 337
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 214 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.6) 214
Journal of Clinical Nursing 107 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.6) 107
Journal of Psychosomatic Research 118 0 (0) Infinity 2 (1.2) 59
Neurology 1334 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.6) 1334
Psychosomatic Medicine 106 0 (0) Infinity 1 (0.6) 106
Total   96   170  
Correlation with SCI Impact Factors-correlation coefficient (P-value) N.A. 0.386 (0.02) N.A. 0.381 (0.01) N.A.
  1. *Articles abstracted are those that pass methodological criteria and are deemed to be the most important by practicing mental health professionals. The other articles listed are articles with the same high-quality methods but are considered to be slightly less important clinically by mental health professionals; **The number of articles needed to read (NNR) is a measure of the ratio of number of relevant articles (abstracted or combined abstracted or B-listed) divided into the total number of articles for each journal title; ***SCI Impact Factor not available for analysis; N.A. Not applicable or not available. Data are for 2000. Note that the AHRQ/AHCPR reports were not considered journal titles and read as such for this report.