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Journal club
Call for reviewers for journal club in Thorax
  1. Jennifer Quint
  1. Correspondence to Jennifer Quint; jennifer.quint{at}lshtm.ac.uk

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A number of important papers are published in general medical or scientific journals or in specialist ones such as oncological, paediatric or epidemiological journals. Physicians and scientists may have varying access to these publications and thus may miss important new development in basic science or clinical medicine.

Journal Club articles are summaries of papers that have been selected from these journals, printing the title of the paper with a short commentary of about 200–250 words, summarising the main message or learning point from the paper. These articles will be attributed to the reviewer and may include a personal view on the paper, especially if the topic is controversial. The articles, usually reporting original research rather than reviews or meta-analyses, are selected by the Journal Club editor from papers published within the last month and are then sent by email to the reviewers. We are keen to expand the bank of reviewers and are asking for volunteers from anywhere in the world to contribute to Journal Club. Potential contributors may also suggest papers; however, the author must let the Journal Club editor know the title of the paper before completing a Journal Club article to make sure that there is no duplication of effort.

Prompt response from the reviewer is essential as we want this series to be as up to date and topical as possible. If you are interested in contributing to Journal Club, then please contact me via the email addresses given below stating any special areas of interest.

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