A Starter: Is the peer-review system a guarantee for quality?
Most medical journals use the so-called peer-review system. This implies that for being published all manuscripts are scrutinized by one or two external specialists (referees) in the issue. Here are the comments from five referees, who were asked to review a manuscript by Uffe Ravnskov, sent to and rejected by three different medical journals before it was accepted for publication in Quarterly Journal of Medicine without any changes. Dr. Ravnskov’s comments were also sent to the editors of the journals that rejected the article.
Here are the objections by the referees together with Dr. Ravnskov’s responses
You can read the QJM article here.
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