In an essay published in the past few weeks in PLOS Medicine, the authors make four proposals for improving medical publications:
- Introducing publications officers for universities and research institutions
- Core competency training for medical editors
- Training authors to write articles “fit for purpose”(in other words, the report is a complete and transparent account of what the researchers did and found, thus maximising the potential usefulness of the article to a broad range of readers)
- Training for peer reviewers
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