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The interest of the scientific community in expert opinions from journal peer review procedures

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We have used the F1000Prime data set to investigate the reception of expert opinions, which were published under their own DOI, in the scientific community (n p = 114,582 papers with n e = 149,119 expert opinions). F1000Prime is a post-publication peer review system in which important literature from the biomedical area is read and assessed by selected researchers. We have investigated the reception of the expert opinions with the help of data from the Mendeley reference manager. As our Mendeley investigation shows, we were only able to find Mendeley counts for 11 expert opinions. Thus, a total of only 11 users have saved an expert opinion in their reference manager.

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Bornmann, L., Haunschild, R. The interest of the scientific community in expert opinions from journal peer review procedures. Scientometrics 102, 2187–2188 (2015).

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