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What happens to papers rejected by the BMJ on ethical grounds

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 01 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1880
  1. N A Pace, lead clinician anaesthesia1,
  2. Margaret Owen, specialist registrar in anaesthetics1,
  3. Sara Schroter, senior researcher2
  1. 1Glasgow Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT
  2. 2BMJ Editorial, London WC1H 9JR
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    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 …

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