1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.07.20.21260875: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    NIH rigor criteria are not applicable to paper type.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).


    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    We conclude by noting a number of weaknesses in this study. The data are provisional, and depend on correct identification of race/ethnicity on death certificates. Racial/ethnic classification at death may differ from self-reported classifications in the American Community Survey. This is particularly problematic for AIAN, Arias et al (2016). Education may be incorrectly recorded, although the BA/non-BA distinction on death certificates is likely more accurate than that for high-school completion, Rostron et al (2010). Our results compare 2020 with 2019, and may not apply in other settings. We are not estimating parameters, but documenting a puzzle using notionally (if provisional) complete counts of deaths, so that, apart from the population estimates that are denominators in Figure 3 (but not in Figures 4 or 5, which depends on death counts only), they are not subject to standard errors or, more precisely, have standard errors of zero in the appropriate finite population calculation.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.


    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.


    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.


    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.


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