Submission to multiple journals to reduce publication timesBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7491.603-a (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:603
What about the readers?
- Harvey Marcovitch, freelance medical editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Balscote, Oxfordshire OX15 6JW
EDITOR—None of the responses to the article by Torgerson et al has mentioned readers.1 2 All have assumed the prime purpose of journals is to act as the final link in the research chain. As a former editor of a peer reviewed general clinical journal, I saw things differently: what I wanted to publish were useful messages, often wrapped up in scientific papers, for my readers to take home.
This simple …