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Should reviewers of papers have their names published?: Practical example gives encouraging insights

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:113
  1. Gunther Eysenbach, senior scientist (
  1. Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care Research, Toronto General Research Institute of the UHN, Toronto General Hospital, R. Fraser Elliott Building, 4th Floor, room #4S435, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4

    EDITOR—The Journal of Medical Internet Research (, an open access journal that I edit, has for five years practised routinely what Dimoliatis proposes1: reviewers are acknowledged at the end of each published article.

    In our experience, concerns over reviewers becoming too uncritical only to see their name published are unfounded. Moreover, editors …

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