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More transparency in reviewing is called for

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:989
  1. Hervé Seligmann, research associate (
  1. Center for Computational Biology and Visualization, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

    EDITOR–The recent calls for boycotting Israeli science assume that Israeli authors are as likely to publish as others.1 In fact, nations are differentially represented in scientific journals.

    The total number of publications from a given country might be expected to correlate positively with the number from that country in any given journal. Data on the publication trends during 1973-2002 show for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Science …

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