Last week editors, doctors, and scientists from around the world met in Bellagio, Italy, and launched the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). “Medical editors,” said Iain Chalmers, director of the UK Cochrane Centre, who was at the meeting, “are important people because they control the primary means for communicating the results of billions of dollars of publicly funded research. Yet we see deficiencies in standards of medical editing, and we are understanding better that most of the world's medical editors work with limited support, no training, and inadequate contacts with other editors. These editors need support, training, information, and help to raise their standards. I hope …
- The BMJ iPad app brings you the best of print and online, including live links to the latest news, blogs, video, and podcasts. Get the BMJ iPad app.
- Keep up to date with cardiology: Access the latest cardiovascular medicine resources from across BMJ Group.
- Our online table of contents is updated at least twice each day. Read all articles published in the last 7 days.
- OPEN ACCESS: All research articles are freely available online, with no word limit. Find out more about the BMJ's open access policy. Submit your paper.