What happens to papers rejected by the BMJ on ethical groundsBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1880 (Published 01 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1880
- N A Pace, lead clinician anaesthesia1,
- Margaret Owen, specialist registrar in anaesthetics1,
- Sara Schroter, senior researcher2
- 1Glasgow Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT
- 2BMJ Editorial, London WC1H 9JR
The paper rejected by the BMJ but subsequently published by the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health raises a further issue.1 What happens to those papers that the BMJ committee rejected?
After permission we reviewed the committee’s minutes and documentation for the period 2004-5 and identified six papers rejected on …