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Table 1 Results of the systematic screen of supplementary Excel files for gene name conversion errors

From: Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature

Journala Number of Excel files screened Number of gene lists found Number of papers with gene lists Number of supplementary files affected Number of papers affected Number of gene names converted
PLoS One 7783 2202 994 220 170 4240
BMC Genomics 11464 1650 801 218 158 4932
Genome Res 2607 580 251 114 68 3180
Nucleic Acids Res 2117 540 315 88 67 1661
Genome Biol 2678 664 257 97 63 1878
Genes Dev 932 395 190 75 55 1593
Hum Mol Genet 980 372 168 48 27 1724
Nature 482 150 74 27 23 1375
BMC Bioinformatics 1790 235 152 26 21 534
RNA 569 127 77 20 15 1341
Nat Genet 264 70 37 12 9 178
Bioinformatics 731 112 67 11 6 339
PLoS Comput Biol 177 79 32 6 6 46
PLoS Biol 143 54 29 7 5 206
Mol Biol Evol 995 112 79 7 4 56
Science 172 36 19 7 3 451
Genome Biol Evol 490 32 25 2 2 121
DNA Res 801 57 30 2 2 6
Total 35175 7467 3597 987 704 23861
  1. aThe 18 journals investigated are ordered by the number of papers affected by gene name conversion errors