For healthcare professionals only

Letters Print formats for BMJ research

BMJ pico—a window into the future?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b392
  1. Tom Jefferson, Health Technology Assesment adviser1,
  2. Luca De Fiore, publisher2
  1. 1Agency for Regional Health Services, Via Puglie 23, 00187 Rome, Italy
  2. 2Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Via Bradano 3c, 00199 Rome
  1. jefferson.tom{at}

    We have been invited to join the BMJ pico pilot study1 but can’t decide.

    Some of us are dubious about doing more work on a paper which has already been rewritten four times; others fear that publishing just an abstract in the print journal will diminish our work’s visibility.1

    We wondered about the motives behind further reducing the paper research content while retaining the full electronic version of papers. Our first reaction was surprise as one …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription