Intended for healthcare professionals


Three linked editorials

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:a

The heart of the BMJ is its scientific papers. Without them we are not much. Yet we recognise that it may not be rational for a doctor who has two hours a week to read to spend 40 minutes grappling with a complex paper. We thus try hard—with structured abstracts, key messages, and the paragraph in “This week in the BMJ“—to present the information in easily digested forms, encouraging readers to chose the one that suits them best. We also try hard to exploit the papers to the full—for instance, …

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