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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;330:603

Summary of responses

  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

EDITOR—Torgerson et al's idea of submission to multiple journals to reduce time to publication was mostly met with reservations.1 But some unanimously favoured it to counteract the inefficiency of journals in dealing with submissions, increase competition, and instigate more academic coordination and cooperation.

Reservations included the increased workload of journal staff and reviewers. An “acceptable” author's fee might be a way to overcome this, or even a ranked system of fees to be …

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