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Letters “Author pays” publishing model

Not all authors will gain

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:53
  1. Alan W Bates, consultant histopathologist and cytopathologist (A.Bates@Bartsandthelondon.Nhs.Uk)
  1. Department of Morbid Anatomy, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB

    EDITOR—The BMJ continues to advocate the “author pays” model, despite its potential to narrow the field of would-be authors.1 Given that most UK doctors are employed by the NHS, how likely is it that our employer will pay the …

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