An author, Kjell Gundro Brurberg appealed the rejection of his manuscript. He was offered an opportunity to nominate additional reviewers, but to ensure they did not have conflicts of interest. What happened next…
Asserting privilege: PACE investigators’ request that their manuscript not be peer reviewed or receive replies
After demanding parts of an article published in the Journal of Health Psychology be retracted, the PACE investigators requested their response be published without peer review and with no comments allowed.
Paul Dieppe, the initial Chair of Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee for the PACE trial is also renowned as a “leading global voice in the understanding and advancement of energy/ spiritual healing.”
NICE guidelines are discrepant with meta analyses and based on political considerations: An exchange
Are NICE guidelines often based on political considerations and discrepant with the results of meta-analyses and other best evidence?
Patients writing about their health condition were abused by a peer reviewer and silenced by The BMJ
Should patients submitting manuscripts concerning health conditions provide proof of their diagnoses, such as medical records or letters from their physicians? Should The BMJ apologize to these patients and their academic collaborator co-authors, given that no such apology has been forthcoming from the Action Editor?
Rosanne Cash: Resisting a diagnosis of medically unexplained symptoms, being found to have a brain tumor
Before being receiving surgery for a brain tumor, singer Rosanne Cash had to stand her ground against the false authority of professionals and quacks.
Requiring original authors to get authorship in re-analyses of their shared data can compromise the independence of how the data are interpreted.
The small amount of data from a clinical trial that was released and reanalyzed suggests that all the data from the trial should be publicly available.
Null trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis given positive spin in British Journal of Psychiatry
Study of cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia with null findings spun as positive in British Journal of Psychiatry
Reply to an author complaining about my critique of a RCT of CBT for an unrecognized mental disorder
I explained to an author why I didn't like his study and why I didn't think a letter to the editor would suffice.
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