Some authors exaggerate the importance of their research and unfairly denigrate other studies. This occurs only in a minority of articles we review but is frequent enough that we have collected examples and grouped them into categories. We confess to committing some of these literary sins ourselves; improving writing is a lifelong process.
Correspondence: Dr Cummings, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, 250 Grandview Dr, Bishop, CA 93514 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: October 22, 2012. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1461
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