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Submission to multiple journals to reduce publication times

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:602

Idea needs further evaluation

  1. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, assistant professor (
  1. Department of Anaesthesiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011, Kerala, India

EDITOR—Torgerson et al moot the idea of submission to multiple journals to reduce publication times, but their article raises more questions than it provides answers.1

Firstly, to how many journals would authors be allowed to submit their article, and who will decide the number of simultaneous submissions—the authors or the journal?

Secondly, in the …

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