Snakes, Ladders, And Spin

Get Peered!

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7429.1439 (Published 18 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1439
  1. Tom Jefferson, peer reviewer and author (executioner and victim1
  1. 1Via Adige 28a, 00061 Anguillara Sabazia, Italy
  2. 2Compositor Ruiz Aznar 12, 2-A, 18008 Granada, Spain
  3. 3Sideview, 19 Station Road, Princes Risborough HP27 9DE
  1. Karen Shashok, peer reviewer and author2
  1. 1Via Adige 28a, 00061 Anguillara Sabazia, Italy
  2. 2Compositor Ruiz Aznar 12, 2-A, 18008 Granada, Spain
  3. 3Sideview, 19 Station Road, Princes Risborough HP27 9DE
  1. Elizabeth Wager, peer reviewer and author3
  1. 1Via Adige 28a, 00061 Anguillara Sabazia, Italy
  2. 2Compositor Ruiz Aznar 12, 2-A, 18008 Granada, Spain
  3. 3Sideview, 19 Station Road, Princes Risborough HP27 9DE

    We present a new board game for BMJ readers who would like to become members of the House of Lords the hard way: by climbing the greasy pole of science. As it is Christmas, you may enjoy playing the game with family and friends huddled round a roaring log fire in the certainty that the situations described in each square are completely imaginary.

    All you will need is a copy of the board, dice, and your own tokens. Beer bottle tops will do nicely, if you can't bring yourself to use your Royal College cuff links or the earrings you bought on your most recent drug company trip to Monte Carlo. You will also need your Big Pharma Company fake gold pen and headed notepaper to keep a tally of the scores.

    Rules

    1. The setting of Get Peered! (GP) is the scientific research community.Life and progression in the community are represented by a green,yellow, and …

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