Representation of authors and editors from poor countries: Observed publication bias may reflect who is funding research

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.110 (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:110
  1. Ranjit Manchanda, specialist registrar obstetrics and gynaecology (ranjitsupriya@yahoo.co.uk),
  2. Rajesh Varma, MRC fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology (r.varma@bham.ac.uk)
  1. Bedford Hospital, Bedford MK42 9DJ
  2. Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG

    EDITOR—Despite research in tropical medicine being undertaken in countries from low human development index, authorship and editorial opinion remain with countries from higher development index. This unfair trend observed by Keiser et al demands to be addressed and overturned.1

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