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Table 8 Publication ethics and policies

From: Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

   Predatory, N = 93, n (%) Open Access, N = 99, n (%) Subscription-based, N = 100, n (%)
COPE mentioned Yes 13 (13.98) 77 (77.78) 33 (33.00)
Publication ethics technologies: ORCID 2 (2.15) 9 (90.91) 3 (3.00)
Crossref 10 (10.75) 23 (23.23) 7 (7.00)
Crossmark 0 (0) 1 (1.01) 2 (2.00)
Crosscheck/iThenticate 1 (1.08) 57 (57.58) 16 (16.00)
none 81 (87.10) 40 (40.40) 77 (77.00)
Retraction policy Yes 12 (12.90) 44 (44.44) 68 (68.00)
Corrections or errata policy Yes 22 (23.66) 50 (50.51) 50 (50.00)
Plagiarism policy Yes 44 (47.31) 70 (70.71) 49 (49.00)
Instructions to authors available Yes 90 (96.77) 98 (98.99) 97 (97.00)
If yes, manuscript preparation guidancea Yes 86/90 (95.56) 98/98 (100) 97/97 (100.00)
If yes, reporting guideline(s) mentioneda EQUATOR 0/90 (0.00) 25/98 (25.25) 24/97 (24.00)
CONSORT 4/90 (4.44) 37/98 (37.76) 57/97 (58.76)
PRISMA 1/90 (1.11) 26/98 (26.53) 32/97 (32.99)
STROBE 1/90 (1.11) 27/98 (27.55) 23/97 (23.71)
STARD 1/90 (1.11) 29/98 (29.59) 22/97 (22.68)
Otherb 2/90 (2.22) 30/98 (30.61) 27/97
None 85/90 (91.40) 54/98 (54.55) 35/97 (35.00)
Study registration required Yes 6 (6.45) 56 (56.57) 62 (62.00)
  1. ORCID Open Researcher and Contributor ID
  2. aDenominator of fractions indicates the number of journals where the variable concerned was relevant
  3. b21 other reporting guidelines mentioned, including ARRIVE, CARE, CHEERS, COREQ, ENTREQ, HuGENet, MIAME, MIBBI, MOOSE, QUOROM, ORION, PRISMA-P, RATS, REDHOT, REFLECT, SPIRIT, SQUIRE, STREGA, TREND, TRIPOD, a custom journal checklist