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Researching complementary and alternative treatments – the gatekeepers are not at home

  • Vinjar Fønnebø1Email author,
  • Sameline Grimsgaard2,
  • Harald Walach3,
  • Cheryl Ritenbaugh4,
  • Arne Johan Norheim1,
  • Hugh MacPherson5,
  • George Lewith6,
  • Laila Launsø1,
  • Mary Koithan4, 7,
  • Torkel Falkenberg8,
  • Heather Boon9 and
  • Mikel Aickin7
Contributed equally
BMC Medical Research Methodology20077:7

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-7-7

Received: 07 September 2006

Accepted: 11 February 2007

Published: 11 February 2007

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Original Submission
7 Sep 2006 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Oct 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anton de Craen
7 Nov 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stefan Willich
13 Dec 2006 Author responded Author comments - Vinjar Fonnebo
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Dec 2006 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Dec 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anton de Craen
19 Jan 2007 Author responded Author comments - Vinjar Fonnebo
Resubmission - Version 4
19 Jan 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 4
26 Jan 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anton de Craen
29 Jan 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Stefan Willich
7 Feb 2007 Author responded Author comments - Vinjar Fonnebo
Resubmission - Version 5
7 Feb 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
11 Feb 2007 Editorially accepted
11 Feb 2007 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-7-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø
(2)
Clinical Research Center, University Hospital of North Norway
(3)
School of Social Sciences & Samueli Institute, University of Northampton
(4)
Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Arizona
(5)
Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington
(6)
Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close
(7)
Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
(8)
Center for Studies of Complementary Medicine, Department of Nursing and the division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet
(9)
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

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