Table 1

Categories for assessment of information quality based on the Silberg Scale

Categories for assessment of information qualityIndividual subscale items
Authorship
  1. Whether authors are identified

  2. Whether affiliations of author are identified

  3. Whether credentials of authors are furnished

Attribution of information sources
  1. Whether sources are given

  2. Whether references are given or hyperlinked in text

Disclosure
  1. Whether application ownership disclosed

  2. Whether application sponsorship disclosed

Currency
  1. Whether application has been modified in the past month

  2. Whether application has included a last modification date

Cumulative total score9 points