Articles posted on this site have not yet been accepted for publication by a peer reviewed journal. They are presented here mainly for the benefit of fellow researchers.
Launched in December 1999, this website provides a place for authors to archive their completed studies - before, during, or after peer review by other agencies. Its scope is original research into clinical medicine and health.
The philosophy underlying the site is set out in the December 11, 1999 issue of the BMJ coinciding with the site's launch.