Editorials

Revel in electronic and paper media

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7255.192 (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:192

BMJ readers and authors should enjoy the strengths of both media

  1. Tony Delamothe, web editor,
  2. Richard Smith, editor
  1. BMJ
  2. BMJ

    Some BMJ readers are proud of not using the world wide web. Others are scornful of paper media, predicting that one day everything will be purely electronic. Both are wrong, and we urge BMJ readers and authors to exploit to the full both paper and electronic media.

    The BMJ has two audiences that overlap only a little. Each week we send out about 115 000 paper journals, mostly to people in Britain. Yet in any one week only about 5-10% of these people access bmj.com. At the same time we have around 100 000 weekly visitors to bmj.com. Most …

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