Education And Debate

The editor's decision is final

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7122.1609 (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1609
  1. Liz Crossan, letters editora,
  2. Richard Smith, editora
  1. a British Medical Journal, London WC1H 9JR
  1. Correspondence to: Ms Crossan

    Last year the BMJ received about 3850 letters for publication. We had space to publish about 1200 in the paper journal. We cannot increase the number of pages we devote to letters for two reasons—readers do not want us to and we could not afford to do so. We give priority to letters offering cogent criticisms of material we have …

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