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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:447
  1. Christopher Martyn (
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    Academics like to shore up their publications with footnotes, tables, and long lists of references. But editors worry that general readers find this scholarly paraphernalia more of a nuisance than a help, cluttering the page and obscuring the line of argument. One solution for journals that have an electronic version, such as the BMJ, is to put the full version—including these extras—on …

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