Guest Blog Author: Dr. Evan Loyd Abstract: The current consensus recommendations for fluid intake have been examined and found to be false or inapplicable in the situations for which they are recommended. The dangers to the people and the environment are detailed and the vested interests perpetuating these recommendations described. Introduction Scientists studying fluid balance […]
Ultrasound in the Sports Medicine Office – A Top Gear Review Series
Having just attended the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) meeting in Salt Lake City (see BJSM Warm Up Feb 2011) I couldn’t help but be impressed by the progress in ultrasound (US) technology. Smaller, cheaper, better – tremendous advances. Over the next four weeks we will review: i) The AMSSM curriculum for US […]
Tips for authors – what does BJSM accept?
BJSM has a mission to provide clinically-relevant material for clinicians in the broad field of sport and exercise medicine. BJSM aims to serve member societies such as BASEM (UK), AMSSM (US), ACSP (Australia and New Zealand), SASMA (South Africa) SSPTA (Switzerland) and ECOSEP (Europe). Will your paper be of interest to those readers? Because we […]
CONSORT 2010 Updates – Important for Researchers to Review
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman, David Moher for the CONSORT Group BMJ 2010;340 c332 CONSORT 2010 Explanation and Elaboration: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials David Moher, Sally Hopewell, Kenneth F Schulz, Victor Montori, Peter C Gøtzsche, P J Devereaux, Diana […]
As mentioned in the Warm Up in the November issue, BJSM receives nearly 1000 submissions a year. Given that we only have budget to print about 15 papers a month, it means that only about 10% of ‘original submissions’ can be accepted. It doesn’t seem fair to authors or reviewers to send all these papers […]
Is it time for BJSM to go to open review?
Right now BJSM has double blind review — we ask authors to anonymize their papers, reviewers’ names are shrouded in secrecy. BJSM is the only BMJ publication that has this policy. Is it time to adopt BMJ approach and have open review? Do you believe the evidence that ‘big name’ authors have papers accepted more […]