【目的】比较医学文献王软件对参考文献的核查效果,分析错误及原因,并探讨改善措施,以进一步提高参考文献著录的准确率。【方法】对2种中华系列杂志应用医学文献王软件前后各4期的153篇论文的中英文期刊文献按作者、标题、刊名、年、卷(期)、起止页码逐项核查,英文文献参照PubMed题录,中文文献参照PDF版原文。记录并对比分析应用医学文献王软件前后有错条数及错误项分布情况。【结果】样本期刊文献著录的总差错率为15.7%,医学文献王软件的使用并未明显降低差错率(15.5% vs 15.8%),但能降低中文文献著录的差错率(19.9% vs 12.4%,P<0.05),对英文文献差错率无明显影响(14.6% vs 16.4%)。经按杂志分层比较显示:使用医学文献王软件后,其中《中华内科杂志》的英文文献著录的差错率升高了(6.1% vs 11.3%,P<0.05),主要是其英文文献作者与标题项错误的概率显著增加。【结论】医学文献王软件本身存在一些缺陷,编辑不能完全依赖它进行参考文献的核查,尤其对英文期刊文献,特别需注意理校,必要时手动复查;同时,对该软件的完善提出了建议,以在保证文献著录准确性的前提下提高编辑的工作效率。
[Purposes] This study aims to compare the reference accuracy before and after the usage of Medical Literature King software, analyze the differences and errors, and look for some ways to improve the accuracy. [Methods] We chose 153 articles published in 2 Chinese medical series journals, then checked the authors, titles, journals, publishing year, volume(issue), and pages according to PubMed and PDF articles. And we recorded and compared the citation errors in references before and after the usage of Medical Literature King software. [Findings] The total citation error rate is 15.7%, the usage of Medical Literature King software does not improve the reference accuracy (15.5% vs 15.8%). Although Medical Literature King software can reduce the citation error rate of Chinese reference (19.9% vs 12.4%, P<0.05), it makes no difference in that of English reference (14.6% vs 16.4%). Stratified analysis by journal shows that Medical Literature King software can raise the error rate of English reference in Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine (6.1% vs 11.3%, P<0.05) because of the increase of error rate in authors and titles. [Conclusions] As there are some limits in Medical Literature King software, the editors can not completely rely on Medical Literature King software, especially for English reference, and should pay attention to proofread, even check them out manually sometimes. Then some suggestions on software upgrade are given for Medical Literature King. Only if we make sure the reference accuracy and journal quality, we can use any assistant software to improve our efficiency.
Medical Literature King software,