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This is the data set for Working Paper 371 which analyzes correspondence letters to The Lancet and summarizes and categorizes common areas of dispute raised in these letters. The authors describe the five concerns most frequently cited in correspondence letters and make several recommendations, including better documentation of areas of potential bias with checklists and guidelines to facilitate more rigorous peer review, drawing on experts with econometric expertise as reviewers, and explicitly and thoroughly linking all correspondence letters to the original articles in The Lancet.
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