Author Affiliations: Dr Rennie is deputy editor and Ms Flanagin is managing senior editor, JAMA. Dr Smith is editor and Ms Smith is deputy editor, BMJ.
We have now held 4 Peer Review Congresses at 4-year intervals, and their
success is demonstrated by the stimulus they have given to an evolving science—investigation
of the process whereby scientific work is selected and published.1-4 Since
the announcement of the first Peer Review Congress in 1986, the numbers of
abstracts submitted to successive Congresses have increased from 50 to 110,
160, and 180, respectively. We have noted similar increases in the number
of MEDLINE citations on peer review.5
Rennie D, Flanagin A, Smith R, Smith J. Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication: Call for Research. JAMA. 2003;289(11):1438. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1438
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