Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Wrapping The BMJ

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 07 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6343

Rapid Response:

No wrapping might be the best solution

As editors of the German Journal of Family Medicine (Zeitschrift fuer Allgemeinmedizin we read with considerable interest your paper in the BMJ and appreciate your efforts to make the journal environmentally more friendly.

From our point of view, the best alternative might be not to use wrappers at all. Virtually all German medical journals are sent by post without any wrapper. For many, the address is printed on the cover which additionally saves labels. We have never heard any complaints from readers.

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 November 2019
Michael M Kochen
Emeritus professor of general practice; chief editor German Journal of Family Practice (ZFA)
Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Wilhelm Niebling, Susanne Rabady, Andreas Sönnichsen