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How to Build a Scientific Publishing Career Based on Hundreds of Letters-to-the-Editor: “The Art of Loss”

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Abstract:

Letters-to-the-editor represent an important characteristic of scientific interchange especially because the initial peer-review may not fulfill the qualitative control of a manuscript. On the other hand, it is well known that such publications are accepted easier than regular ones and may be a gateway for authors without outstanding scientific merits to input their names in high impact factor journals. A letter-to-the-editor (intended as a commentary to one of our works) allowed us to discover a very peculiar and unexpected fact for the medical literature, worthy to be shared with the worldwide scientific community.

Keywords: gateway; letter-to-the-editor; obsession; scientific career

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2011.584761

Affiliations: Department of Parasitology,Victor Babeş University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara, Romania

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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