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Editorial Peer Reviewers' Recommendations at a General Medical Journal: Are They Reliable and Do Editors Care?

  • Richard L. Kravitz mail,

    rlkravitz@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, United States of America

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  • Peter Franks,

    Affiliation: Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, United States of America

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  • Mitchell D. Feldman,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Martha Gerrity,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Cindy Byrne,

    Affiliation: Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • William M. Tierney

    Affiliation: Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Published: April 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010072

About the Authors

Richard L. Kravitz
Department of Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, United States of America
Peter Franks
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, United States of America
Mitchell D. Feldman
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Martha Gerrity
Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Cindy Byrne, William M. Tierney
Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rlkravitz@ucdavis.edu

Competing Interests

Drs. Kravitz and Feldman are the current editors-in-chief of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Drs. Tierney and Gerrity are the immediate past editors-in-chief. Ms. Byrne is managing editor of the journal. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RLK PF MDF WT. Performed the experiments: MG CB WT. Analyzed the data: PF. Wrote the paper: RLK PF MDF MG WT. Made substantive contributions to the manuscript: PF. Contributed to drafts of the manuscript: MDF MG. Maintained the editorial database: CB. Reviewed the final manuscript: CB. Edited the manuscript: WT. Made substantive contributions to the final draft: WT.