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This month's new journals

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7111.821 (Published 27 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:821
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

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    We are often told that 20 000 medical journals are published every year. Presumably we are expected to feel guilty for not having read them. Most doctors use their intelligence and ignore 19 998 of the titles, but publishers still find it profitable to keep starting up new ones. In case you were wondering what you are missing, here is my selection from those that have appeared since the summer holidays.

    Journal of the Blindingly Obvious: “We seek,” say the editors, “to publish well designed trials, preferably those which have used large sums of public money, proving …

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