|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2019|
Publication bias arises when the likelihood of publishing a study is based on the outcome of the study. It appears to be a common problem and can mislead in several ways including interventions based on such studies, making the outcome appear greater than actual, thus undermining the credibility of the scientific literature. This chapter highlights the impact of publication bias in health science and pharmacy practice research. The chapter also outlines various methods to detect and tackle the challenges to overcome publication bias.