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Publication by junior doctors: why do they do it?

  • Richard Duffett (a1)
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This paper examines the experience and motivation of junior doctors who successfully published in the Psychiatric Bulletin and The British Journal of Psychiatry, over a four month period. Most articles took over a year from first involvement to successful publication, although this varied according to the type of article. While having published is recognised to increase the likelihood of appointment to registrar and senior registrar posts, interest in the subject is frequently cited as a more important reason to publish among authors than enhancement of their curriculum vitae.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Izaguirre, J. (1993) Expectations of senior registrars and those who appoint them. Psychiatric Bulletin, 17, 612614.
Katona, C.L.E. & Robertson, M.M. (1993) Who makes it in psychiatry: predictors of success in training grades. Psychiatric Bulletin, 17, 2729.
Lewis, S. (1991) The right stuff? A prospective controlled trial of trainees' research. Psychiatric Bulletin, 15, 478480.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Publication by junior doctors: why do they do it?

  • Richard Duffett (a1)
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