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Medical editor lambasts journals and editors

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7314.651 (Published 22 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:651

Medical journals are riddled with errors and are improving only slowly, and medical editors are neglecting their craft. These were the conclusions of Drummond Rennie, deputy editor of JAMA, at the end of the fourth congress on peer review in biomedical publication organised by JAMA and held in Barcelona this week.

The conference heard from Doug Altman, statistical adviser to the BMJ, how medical journals continue to …

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