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Appeal of the week?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7468.749-a (Published 23 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:749
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    Ever submitted a paper to the BMJ? Ever had a reply saying your paper lacked originality, methodological rigour, or credibility on the Clapham omnibus? Believe it or not, the BMJ's rejection letters are more comprehensive, fair, and sensitive than the ones from JAMA or the Lancet, and its reasons for trashing your work are more likely to be evidence based—at least if a content analysis of my own collection is anything to go by. I'm told …

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