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December 19, 2001

Biomedical Journals Ponder the Failures and Remedies of Peer Review

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JAMA. 2001;286(23):2931-2932. doi:10.1001/jama.286.23.2931-JMN1219-2-1

Barcelona—In the modern era of evidence-based medicine, medical journals and those who oversee them provide a critical bridge between research and practice. The soundness of this bridge has been under the scrutiny of editors of biomedical journals, researchers, and others who convened here for the Fourth International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication, looking for ways to ensure that the process of peer review provides essential quality control in the publication of new research findings.