A Competitive Approach to Journal Publication

Robert H. Gilman, Arnold S. Relman

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review


To the Editor: I would like to suggest an improvement in the current process for publishing journal articles. The current method requires that authors submit their articles to only one journal at a time. The decision to accept or reject an article may take as long as three months to make, and articles are rarely accepted outright; usually some amount of revision is necessary before final acceptance. If the article is rejected, the author may resubmit the article to another journal, starting the lengthy process again. I suggest that authors be permitted to submit articles to two separate journals simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 20 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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