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Domhnall_MacDomhnall MacAuley is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK

 

One of the best pieces of research with which I was involved was rejected by The BMJ when I was one of its medical editors. A qualitative study. it was exciting and innovative and it gave some remarkable insights into genetic medicine - or so I thought. I don’t know quite why it was rejected. Research submitted by members of the editorial team was assessed outside the normal process so I didn’t have access to the notes and it was never discussed with me. I published other studies in The BMJ both before and afterwards, but that paper was special and (many years afterwards) I still feel they made a mistake…but, every author thinks that, don’t they?! ...continue reading

Domhnall_MacDomhnall MacAuley is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK

 

What is happening to scholarship in medicine, how are career scientists responding to academic pressures, and has it affected clinical science? And, in the world of scholarly publishing, what has happened to the research paper, how we share research outcomes, and the academic dialogue? Demands on the scientific community may have altered research priorities, but journals and their editors are also buffeted by advances in communication and commercial tensions. In sharing advances in medical science within the research community and beyond, publishing the definitive paper is not that straightforward anymore. ...continue reading