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Letter to the Editor: Predatory Journals: Advice for Plastic Surgery Trainees

  • Tamara Mertz
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    Corresponding author: Dr Tamara Mertz, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, United Kingdom
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    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL, United Kingdom
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  • Alexander J. Baldwin
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    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL, United Kingdom
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Published:November 22, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2022.11.043
      Plastic surgery is one of the more competitive branches of surgery worldwide. In the United Kingdom, academic achievements, including publications are a requirement for an individual to be competitive when applying for a national training number.

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