9781853156731-1853156736-The Trouble with Medical Journals

The Trouble with Medical Journals

ISBN-13: 9781853156731
ISBN-10: 1853156736
Edition: 1
Author: Smith, Richard
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781853156731
ISBN-10: 1853156736
Edition: 1
Author: Smith, Richard
Publication date: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Smith, Richard wrote The Trouble with Medical Journals comprising 312 pages back in 2006. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1853156736 and 9781853156731. Since then The Trouble with Medical Journals textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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It is a turbulent time for STM publishing. With moves towards open access to scientific literature, the future of medical journals is uncertain and unpredictable. This is the only book of its kind to address this problematic issue.

Richard Smith, a previous editor of the British Medical Journal for twenty five years and one of the most influential people within medical journals and medicine depicts a compelling picture of medical publishing. Drawn from the author's own extensive and unrivalled experience in medical publishing, Smith provides a refreshingly honest analysis of current and future trends in journal publishing including peer review, ethics in medical publishing, the influence of the pharmaceutical industry as well as that of the mass media, and the risk that money can cloud objectivity in publishing.

Full of personal anecdotes and amusing tales, this is a book for everyone, from researcher to patient, author to publisher and editor to reader. The controversial and highly topical nature of this book, will make uncomfortable reading for publishers, researchers, funding bodies and pharmaceutical companies alike making this useful resource for anyone with an interest in medicine or medical journals.

Topic covered include: Libel and medical journals; Patients and medical journals; Medical journals and the mass media; Medical journals and pharmaceutical companies: uneasy bedfellows; Editorial independence; misconduct; and accountability; Ethical support and accountability for journals; Peer review: a flawed process and Conflicts of interest: how money clouds objectivity.

This is a unique offering by the former BMJ editor- challenging, comprehensive and controversial. This must be the most controversial medical book of the 21st Century
John Illman, MJA News

Lively, full of anecdote and he [Smith] is brutally honest
British Journal of Hospital Medicine

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Please note that the reference to Arup Banerjee on page 100 of this book should be to Anjan Banerjee. We apologise to Professor Arup Banerjee for this oversight.

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