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Abrams, S. (1994). The Publication of Clinical Facts: A Natural-Science View. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 75:1201-1210.

(1994). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 75:1201-1210

The Publication of Clinical Facts: A Natural-Science View

Samuel Abrams


Authors face a variety of obstacles to publication after submitting their papers to scientific journals. The first of these derives from the meaning of the word 'fact' and the phrase 'clinical fact'. A second arises from the ambiguous nature of the analysing instrument used to accumulate clinical data. A third is a result of the different perspectives used by analysts to inform their observational instruments. The fourth impediment is a cognitive one: there are often serious lapses in logical operations involving predicate identifications and hasty generalisations. The fifth is a result of an awkward contemporary glossary, a glossary that extends ambiguities rather than relieves them. Finally, there is an obstacle that derives from style.

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