Juliet Walker: BMJ in the news

Juliet WalkerThe BMJ received some praise this week in a blog by Revere, on the Science Blogs forum. Here is an extract:

“Science journals are not just about science. They compete with each other for readership, public recognition and prestige. It used to be that in the UK publishing world The British Medical Journal (BMJ) was the dull, conservative journal and The Lancet was more “out there.”….Now they seemed to have switched places.”

Elsewhere, the press reported extensively on the news that passive smoking can lead to dementia. A study published in the BMJ last week found that non-smokers who were exposed to high levels of second hand smoke were at greater risk of developing memory or other cognitive problems.

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Juliet Walker is the Editorial Intern, BMJ