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BMJ papers could include honesty box for research warts

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1320-c (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1320
  1. William T Hamilton, research fellow (w.hamilton@bristol.ac.uk),
  2. David Kessler, research fellow
  1. Division of Primary Health Care, Department of Community-based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL

    EDITOR——The BMJ includes a small box with each paper, summarising the prior knowledge and what the study adds. This is laudable, but inevitably overlaps with the abstract. We suggest an alternative use for a box. We are torn between …

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