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Why training and specialization is needed for peer review: a case study of peer review for randomized controlled trials

BMC Medicine201412:128

Received: 22 May 2014

Accepted: 14 July 2014

Published: 30 July 2014

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
22 May 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
30 May 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - David Moher
18 Jun 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Doug Altman
9 Jul 2014 Author responded Author comments - Jigisha Patel
Resubmission - Version 2
9 Jul 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jul 2014 Editorially accepted
30 Jul 2014 Article published 10.1186/s12916-014-0128-z

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Biomed Central Ltd