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The information disseminated through an electronic journal should be considered published material. Thus the statement on prior and duplicate publication that begins, "Most journals do not wish to consider for publication a paper on work that has already been reported in a published paper or is described in as paper submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere" (1) should be taken to apply to electronic as well as print media.
A peer-reviewed journal is one that has submitted most of its published articles for review by experts who are not part of the editorial
. Statements on Electronic Publication and on Peer-Reviewed Journals. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-12-1030
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(12_Part_1):1030.
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