BMJ has largely met its target for publication time for long papersBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7143.1536a (Published 16 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1536
- P Badrinath, Specialist registrar in public health medicine
- Walsall Health Authority, Walsall WS1 1TE
Education and debate p 1519
EDITOR—In an editorial in 1993 Smith declared the BMJ's intention to become accountable to its readers by setting targets on editorial decision making and promising to publish the results of the audit.1 Audit results for the past four years were published last year.2 To identify the factors that influence the time between acceptance and publication, I systematically reviewed the BMJ over four years.