The BMJ

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The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.wikipedia
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BMJ (company)

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The journal is published by the global knowledge provider BMJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association.
Established in 1840 with the publication of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal (later the first edition of the British Medical Journal), it is now a fully commercial organisation with about 550 staff and offices in several locations around the world.

Fiona Godlee

The editor-in-chief of The BMJ is Fiona Godlee, who was appointed in February 2005.
Fiona Godlee (born August 4, 1961) has been editor in chief of The BMJ since 2005; she is the first female editor appointed in the journal's history.

British Medical Association

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The journal is published by the global knowledge provider BMJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association.
Ten years after its initial meeting the association's membership had grown to 1350 and it had begun to publish a weekly journal, The Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal, known from 1857 as the British Medical Journal or BMJ.

Open peer review

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The BMJ has an open peer review system, wherein authors are told who reviewed their manuscript.
In some cases, as with the BMJ and BioMed Central, the process also involves posting the entire pre-publication history of the article online, including not only signed reviews of the article, but also its previous versions and author responses to the reviewers.

Peer review

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The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.
Richard Smith, MD, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has claimed that peer review is "ineffective, largely a lottery, anti-innovatory, slow, expensive, wasteful of scientific time, inefficient, easily abused, prone to bias, unable to detect fraud and irrelevant; Several studies have shown that peer review is biased against the provincial and those from low- and middle-income countries; Many journals take months and even years to publish and the process wastes researchers' time. As for the cost, the Research Information Network estimated the global cost of peer review at £1.9 billion in 2008."

PubMed

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The BMJ is included in the major indexes PubMed, MEDLINE, EBSCO, and the Science Citation Index.

Cello scrotum

In 1974, Dr. Elaine Murphy submitted a brief case report under her husband's name John which suggested a condition known as Cello Scrotum, a fictional condition which supposedly affected male cellists.
Cello scrotum is a hoax medical condition originally published as a brief case report in the British Medical Journal in 1974.

Robert James Nicholl Streeten

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The BMJ's first editors were P. Hennis Green, lecturer on the diseases of children at the Hunterian School of Medicine, who also was its founder and Robert Streeten of Worcester, a member of the PMSA council.
From 1853 to 1988 the journal was published under the title The British Medical Journal.

The New England Journal of Medicine

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For a long time, the journal's sole competitor was The Lancet, also based in the UK, but with increasing globalisation, The BMJ has faced tough competition from other medical journals, particularly The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to Richard Smith, the former editor of the British Medical Journal, concerns about the correctness of that study were raised with the journal's editor, Jeff Drazen, as early as August 2001.

John Rose Cormack

Sir John Rose Cormack
He established several notable British journals: the Edinburgh Monthly Journal of Medical Science; the London Medical Journal; and the Associated Medical Journal (a predecessor of the British Medical Journal).

Dawson Williams

Sir Dawson Williams
Sir Dawson Williams (17 July 1854 – 27 February 1928) was a British physician and the longest serving editor of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Ernest Hart (medical journalist)

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He was the editor of The British Medical Journal.

William Orlando Markham

Markham was from January 1861 to August 1866 the editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal.

Evidence-based medicine

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The BMJ is an advocate of evidence-based medicine.

Andrew Wynter

He edited the British Medical Journal 1845-60, took a M.D. in 1853 and became a member of the College of Physicians in 1861.

Hugh Clegg (physician)

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He was editor of the British Medical Journal from 1947 to 1965.

Stephen Lock

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Stephen Penford Lock (born 8 April 1929) is an English haematologist and editor who served as editor-in-chief of the BMJ from 1975 to 1991.

Elaine Murphy, Baroness Murphy

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In 1974, Dr. Elaine Murphy submitted a brief case report under her husband's name John which suggested a condition known as Cello Scrotum, a fictional condition which supposedly affected male cellists.
In January 2009, it was revealed that she was the author of a hoax letter about "Cello scrotum" that was printed in the British Medical Journal in 1974.

William Harcourt Ranking

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In 1853 the title of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal became The British Medical Journal.

Norman Gerald Horner

On the editorial staff of the British Medical Journal, he was from 1917 to 1928 an assistant editor (under Sir Dawson Williams) and from 1928 to 1946 editor-in-chief, as successor to Williams, who died in 1928.

John Murphy (branding consultant)

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In 1974, Dr. Elaine Murphy submitted a brief case report under her husband's name John which suggested a condition known as Cello Scrotum, a fictional condition which supposedly affected male cellists.
Murphy was the signatory of a spoof letter (written by his wife at the time, Dr Elaine Murphy) about a "Cello scrotum" condition that the British Medical Journal (now the BMJ) published in 1974.

Richard Smith (editor)

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Before that he was editor of the BMJ (previously the British Medical Journal), and chief executive of the BMJ Group.

List of healthcare journals

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The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

Subsidiary

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The journal is published by the global knowledge provider BMJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Medical Association.