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Table 2 Ranked manuscript factors that influenced an editor's decision to accet a study for publication.

From: A survey of orthopaedic journal editors determining the criteria of manuscript selection for publication

Manuscript design factors Percentage score (very unimportant/slightly unimportant/indifferent/slightly important/very important)
The manuscript is understandable 73% very important
The manuscript is well written 53% very important
The literature review is thorough 50% very important
The references include papers from my journal 40% indifferent
There is no financial conflict of interest 37% slightly important