Research Article

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BMJ 1993; 306 doi: (Published 30 January 1993) Cite this as: BMJ 1993;306:318
  1. M E Dewey
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Liverpool.


    Without publication research can be of little value. When researchers approach publication there is ample published guidance for them on what their obligations are, and there are well known style guides within each scientific discipline including, in medicine, the Vancouver style. This article gives a series of anonymous examples to suggest that the impact of similar guides for editors has been patchy and to make some suggestions for better communication.