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Book announcement - Peer Review in Health Sciences
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Forthcoming title from BMJ Books:
PEER REVIEW IN HEALTH SCIENCES

Edited by Fiona Godlee and Tom Jefferson
Due in April 1999

What is peer review? How does it work? Where is it going?

How can editors of medical journals and assessors of grant applications 
ensure that they are publishing sound, original, and important re-
search? Peer review is the standard means of evaluation, but it is far 
from perfect and its future may be threatened in the changing world of 
electronic publishing.

Fiona Godlee and Tom Jefferson have invited leading health sciences 
editors and reviewers at the forefront of peer review research to ad-
dress these issues, and result is a stimulating and comprehensive dis-
cussion, enhanced with practical guidance on the best way to implement 
peer review of medical journals and grant applications.

Chapters include:

PART 1: ISSUES AND CONCEPTS
Development and rationale for peer review (D Rennie) 
The state of the evidence (J Overbeke)
Effectiveness of peer review (S and B Fletcher)
Peer review of grant applications (S Wesseley) 
Peer review and the pharmaceutical industry (E Wager and A Herxheimer)
A population approach to peer review (T Jefferson and J Deeks)
Fraud and misconduct (D Rennie)
Small journals and non-English language journals (M Nylenna)
Peer review in scientific innovation (R Spier)
Bias in grant applications (A Wold and C Wenneras)
Bias in journal publishing (F Godlee and K Dickersin)

PART 2: HOW TO DO IT 
How to peer review an article (D Moher and A Jadad)
Electronic peer review (C Bingham)
How to set up a peer review system (J Smith)
Peer review of economic submissions (V Demicheli and J Hutton )
Statistical peer review (D Altman and K Schulz)
A user's guide (E Wager)
The ethics of peer review (P Riis)

PART 3:THE FUTURE 
Why bother? (C Martyn)
The future of peer review (R Smith)

A uniquely comprehensive book on this essential aspect of medical re-
search, Peer Review in Health Sciences is destined to become a classic 
reference.

ISBN 0 7279 1181 3
Paberback 216 x 138mm, circa three hundred pages
Price: Thirty Pounds Sterling (approximately)

If you would like further information contact:

BMJ Books
BMA House,
Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9JR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-171-383-6245
Fax: +44-171-383-6662
mailto:hrobertson@bmjbooks.com


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