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Open Peer Review Reports for: Potential predatory and legitimate biomedical journals: can you tell the difference? A cross-sectional comparison

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Original Submission
11 Nov 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jelte Wicherts
10 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bhushan Patwardhan
21 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Larissa Shamseer
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Jan 2017 Editorially accepted
16 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12916-017-0785-9

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