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Analysis of Chinese herbal creams prescribed for dermatological conditions

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:563

Rapid Response:

Ethics of duplicate publication

I wonder how you justified publishing the same article in
BMJ and also in the May 1999 issue of WJM (Western Journal
of Medicine? I thought everyone know this was strictly
forebade by all journals? Please respond to the readership
of both journals. (I have no competing interests.)

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 September 1999
Mark D Kennedy
Head, Information Svcs
W. Virginia U. Health Sci Library