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Qualification of the authors and the BJO
We pointed out that the journal's efforts for greater dissemination and acceptance can be promoted by consistent publication of the authors' qualifications. It has been pointed out that the qualifications of our multinational counterparts, as well as those of the department managers in whom we have been educated abroad, can be valid. Co-workers' learning success - e.g. the higher qualification of a clinic worker (e.g. doctorate) - can be measured.
We' ve pointed out that the author can ascertain whether he is in fact a certified eye specialist, an assistant doctor or a medicine undergraduate. There are parts of the globe where the competition between eye doctors and eye doctors can be emphasised by the publication of one group in the magazine of the other. Qualifications can be used to discrimination between the two groups.
This can also be seen where the qualifications of doctors and surgeries differ. Nowadays, with increased medical-legal confrontations, the view of a doctor can be distinguished from that of a solicitor. Lastly, we pointed out that if the author qualifications are denoted, the readers can be quite sure that the item was not typed by the health record librarians, let alone the Hospital Wheeled Boys in a minute of inspection.
It has been noted that in the last BJO editions there seems to be an uneven view of how qualifications are attached. The first author usually waives this right. In, for example, vol. 88 number 5 (May 2004), in the Perspektive, only the corresponding author, Azuara-Blanco wrote about Cannabinoide and Glaucoma was awarded a skill.
Expanded coverage only acknowledged miyamotos of rabbit drops, Shaarawy on the first days of ocular hypertension, Orgul on glucocorticoid and Probst on fibronectin in diabetics. That means that the writers of all other advanced reviews have not. That is, in this edition of the magazine, only one third of the corresponding writers, let alone the co-authors of the expanded articles, are qualified.
Nobody in the letter sector was marked with a certificate. Not one of the three editors was qualified. One wonders whether Professor König, who wrote about the cost-effectiveness of the amblyopic therapy, was a pediatrician who branched out into communal practice, a physician, a healthcare expert, a statistics expert or a shrink who had another sunday.
Of the 19 periodicals we periodically review, 5% use author qualifications. In our opinion, a magazine on the BJO's honesty, scope and currencies should supplement the author's qualifications in 2004. Anzt Fachzeitschrift für Chirurgie: Qualification of the writers.