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Open Peer Review Reports for: Why do you think you should be the author on this manuscript? Analysis of open-ended responses of authors in a general medical journal

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Original Submission
29 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ljiljana Vuckovic-Dekic
20 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lorraine Ferris
30 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Ana Marusic
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
20 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-189

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