AMIR S. ALI, M.D.
ALI AS. A Solution For Too Many Papers. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:260. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-260_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):260.
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To the editor: In this age when everybody has suddenly decided that it is about time that his or her name appeared in print, we are bombarded with a storm of medical journals repeating the same clinical topics. For years, the major emphasis in publishing had been on "new and useful" information. That has changed drastically. A wide and lucrative pharmaceutical advertisement market has been matched perfectly with this mass desire for "going to print." Everybody wants to write, everybody is writing; although many articles are rejected by many "inconsiderate" journals, eventually most get published. Many good physicians are hardly
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