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New editor for Medical Hypotheses

Biomedical scientist Mehar Manku will take over as editor-in-chief at Elsevier's embattled, previously non-peer-reviewed journal Medical Hypotheses, the publisher announced today (June 24). Image: flicker/linkurl:meviola;http://www.flickr.com/photos/69659670@N00/ In his new role, Manku, a member of the editorial board since 2004, vows to maintain the journal's unusual aim of distributing novel, radical ideas in medicine and related biomedical sciences while employing a more traditional peer re

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Biomedical scientist Mehar Manku will take over as editor-in-chief at Elsevier's embattled, previously non-peer-reviewed journal Medical Hypotheses, the publisher announced today (June 24).
Image: flicker/linkurl:meviola;http://www.flickr.com/photos/69659670@N00/
In his new role, Manku, a member of the editorial board since 2004, vows to maintain the journal's unusual aim of distributing novel, radical ideas in medicine and related biomedical sciences while employing a more traditional peer review process than the journal saw under its previous editor, linkurl:Bruce Charlton,;http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/publicity/dofe/charlton.html whose contract was terminated after he refused to implement such a system. "First, we will retain the ethos, heritage and unique characteristics of the journal as they were proposed at inception," Manku said in a statement. "Second, we will engage a medically qualified editorial board to get members more involved in the review system to help ensure radical new ideas and speculations in medicine are given open-minded consideration while ensuring scientific merit." He may have...
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