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BMJ

A premier peer-reviewed medical journal which began in 1840 as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Journal and later changed to the British Medical Journal, which was eventually shortened to BMJ. It was the first journal to report a randomised clinical trial and the first to link lung cancer to smoking. It has an article acceptance rate of 7%. Dr. Fiona Godlee has headed the London-based, BMA-owned publication since 2005.

BMJ

Abbrev. for British Medical Journal.
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In its "Instructions for Authors," BMJ Case Reports provides a variety of cases and topics that they consider to provide the most valuable clinical lessons.
The BMJ made the decision that, as of January this year, it will no longer publish any trial of drugs or devices where the authors do not commit to making the relevant anonymised patient level data available, upon reasonable request.
Earlier this month, health experts writing in the BMJ online warned that excluding data from clinical trials could endanger patients.
The second report, a joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism based in London, criticized the 2004 guidelines the WHO developed based in part on the advice of three experts, who received consulting fees from the two leading manufacturers of antiviral drugs used against the virus, Roche and GlaxoSmithKline.
The BMJ research has questioned the validity of research from Roche, the pharmaceutical giant that makes Tamiflu.
GeoWise, a provider of software for location-based statistical data presentation, has revealed that the InstantAtlas interactive geographic data presentation package is being used in the new BMJ Health Intelligence resource, launched on 14 May 2007, which covers topics such as smoking cessation, obesity and alcohol misuse.
A survey in London quoted by the BMJ showed a doubling in frequency of allergic reactions to PPD (paraphenylenediamine) over six years, and apparently studies in continental Europe and Asia indicate similar trends.
The list has been compiled from over 100 nominations by BMJ readers and includes achievements such as the discovery of antibiotics, the launch of the contraceptive pill, and the development of vaccines.
BMJ Journals announced the launch of Unlocked, an open access service that, if supported by authors, will make freely available some of the medical research being published today.
However, another doctor, also writing in the BMJ, said food allergies are at least as common as epilepsy.
The BMJ has just released its 2005 annual top 10 list of articles that received the most attention on the web in the first week after publication.
The BMJ editorial concluded that SJW should not be considered a first or second choice for U.