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You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, 1944
Although he was probably not thinking about medical scientists, lyricist Johnny Mercer's words described what we may be observing in the medical literature. In F1000 Research, Senn1 raises doubt regarding the conclusions of observational studies that suggest major medical journals are not biased in favour of publishing positive studies. He points out that the observation of similar acceptance rates for manuscripts could even …
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