Table 1

Characteristics of included manuscripts

Manuscripts, n (%)
Total246 (100)
Journal
 BMJ39 (15.9)
 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases44 (17.9)
 British Journal of Ophthalmology12 (4.9)
 Gut31 (12.6)
 Heart8 (3.3)
 Thorax23 (9.3)
 Diabetologia51 (20.7)
 Journal of Hepatology38 (15.4)
Decision about acceptance
 Rejected after peer review150 (61.0)
 Accepted for publication96 (39.0)
Sponsor type
 Non-industry89 (36.2)
 Industry-supported78 (31.7)
 Industry-sponsored79 (32.1)
Trial results
 Positive results150 (61.0)
 Negative results96 (39.0)
Number of reviewers per manuscript
 110 (4.1)
 2160 (65.0)
 361 (24.8)
 413 (5.3)
 52 (0.8)