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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3448 (Published 28 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3448
  1. Ben M Goldacre, research fellow in epidemiology1
  1. 1London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
  1. ben.goldacre{at}lshtm.ac.uk

McCartney argues that press releases from academic journals can be misleading and suggests that guidelines, similar to CONSORT, would improve standards.1 This is a laudable aim, but with so much variation in the type and content of research articles …

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