Rating System

Our one-to-five-skull method of rating toxicology papers is meant as a quick guide to those articles that are, in our opinion, well worth your attention, and those that are less so.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Landmark study or superb review article. Essential reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Important study without significant statistical flaws, or comprehensive well-done review article. Worthwhile reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Study with non-crippling statistical flaws; interesting case report; review; or article of some value. May be worth reading if there is a special interest in the topic.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Seriously flawed study or article which nevertheless raises interesting issues.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Not worth reading for any reason.