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Medical journals can reduce global health inequity, conference told

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.444/a (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:444
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    Doctors from the developing world feel that the world's leading journals are biased against publishing their research and are not playing their role in reducing global heath inequity, an international conference heard last week.

    This was one of several perceived barriers to publication identified during a workshop, hosted by the BMJ, at the conference on the global inequity of health care and development held in Egypt.

    Publishing research from developing countries was seen as an essential step to reduce inequities in health and development across the world. Delegates felt that journals were preventing the dissemination of results that could help to reduce global health inequity.

    Ninety five per cent …

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