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Rapid response to:

BMJ: 318 (7177)

BMJ 2015; 318 doi: (Published 19 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;318:137

Rapid Response:

Sacking of the JAMA editor seriously undermines the credibility of JAMA

I feel the sacking of the JAMA editor very seriously undermines the
credibility of JAMA as a top-ranking medical journal. If the Editor has
been sacked, it suggests he could have been under considerable pressure
under other occasions to accept or reject articles. This suggestion is
entirely inconsistent with what is to be expected of good medical
journals. Short of re-instating Lundberg and providing an unqualified
apology to the scientific community it expects to serve, I do not know how
JAMA can hope to resurrect itself in the foreseeable future.

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 January 1999
Somnath Mukhopadhyay
Senior Lecturer (Honorary Consultant)
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee