Letters Improving research

Publications shouldn’t be key to advancement

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1322 (Published 10 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1322
  1. John A Ford, registrar
  1. 1North Shore Hospital, Auckland
  1. johnalexanderford{at}gmail.com

    “The tide of low quality, low impact prognosis research” could be applied to many areas of clinical research.1 But what causes so much poor quality research? The answer is simple: publications are fundamental to advancement in medicine. Application forms ask for a list of publications and CVs are assessed on publications, regardless …

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