Guidelines for refereesBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.43 (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:43
Referees are asked for their opinion on the originality, scientific reliability, clinical importance, and overall suitability of the paper for publication in the journal, and their reports may be sent to the authors to indicate any changes required. To help them, referees are sent the following guidelines.
* The manuscript is a confidential document. Please do not discuss it even with the author.
* If you want …