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Concern noted: a descriptive study of editorial expressions of concern in PubMed and PubMed Central

Research Integrity and Peer Review20172:10

Received: 28 February 2017

Accepted: 27 April 2017

Published: 27 May 2017

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Original Submission
28 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Mar 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michaela Torkar
6 Apr 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Daniele Fanelli
24 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Melissa Vaught
Resubmission - Version 2
24 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
27 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s41073-017-0030-2

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Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article. Pre-publication versions of the article are available by contacting

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Authors’ Affiliations

PubMed Commons, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA