Editorials

Spare a thought for editors

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1138 (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1138

The World Association of Medical Editors reaches out

  1. Fiona Godlee (fiona@biomedcentral.com), president, World Association of Medical Editors
  1. BioMed Central, London W1T 4LB

    Editors of medical journals carry heavy responsibilities. They must adjudicate between public investment in research and public access to the fruits of that investment. Many editors, especially those in developing countries, struggle to meet these responsibilities against enormous obstacles. These include isolation, lack of formal training, inadequate information and resources, and increasing external pressures …

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