Friday, January 18, 2013

The Why and How of... What the?

Print is dead.

When the editorial process of a peer-reviewed journal deteriorates as it does in the January JASE issue, then I think it is safe to say print is dead.

What was destined to be The editorial concerning z-scores for echocardiography will now only make sense if we read the coming errata, which diffuses the point entirely. I considered writing a letter to the editor, but it is not obvious to me that they would bother to read the submitted material or, are at all familiar with the subject.

Not sure what I am driving at? Read the editorial yourself and see if you can make sense of how-- all of a sudden-- we are now supposed to be adjusting cardiac size for body mass index 
(Hint: we’re not. It’s a colossal misprint).