DELLA J. MUNDY, M.L.S.
The number of printed pages available to biomedical journal editors and authors will continue to be scarce as a result of increasing financial stress on scholarly publishing (1). Journal editors concerned with cost may look to increased page, reprint, and copyright permission charges (1). Frustrated authors concerned with rapid publication may seek publication in alternative media unvalidated by peer review, including electronic forms (2). More timely, cost-effective reporting of scientific results through decreased publication lag time could counteract these trends. Publication lag time (time from initial submission of the article until publication) represents 25% to 30% of the total time
MUNDY DJ. Time Needed for Publication of Journal Articles. Ann Intern Med. ;101:61–62. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-1-61
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(1):61-62.
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