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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7175.55a (Published 02 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:55
  1. Mahesh Choolani, Lecturer
  1. National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260

    EDITOR—McConnell and Horton have put a critical issue on trial: the role of scientific journals in the age of the internet.1 Posting protocols, results, and preliminary “publications” on an individual or institutional website allows for intellectual discussion and a healthy exchange among coworkers internationally. Working by fax or email does not allow for the same level of flexibility or impact. Penalising authors for this practice by not considering for print the articles that have …

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