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Table 1 Number of abstracts identified and included from four TCM a of Chinese medical journals (2006 to 2007)

From: Quality of reporting of trial abstracts needs to be improved: using the CONSORT for abstracts to assess the four leading Chinese medical journals of traditional Chinese medicine

Journals IFb Identified RCTc Included abstracts
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 0.437 165 154
Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine 0.837 261 158
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine 0.598 21 19
China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica 0.634 48 14
Total   495 345
  1. a TCM: traditional Chinese medicine
  2. b Impact factor (IF) comes from «2007 data for sci-tech Journal Citation Reports of China»
  3. c RCT: randomized controlled trial
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