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Open Peer Review Reports for: How pragmatic or explanatory is the randomized, controlled trial? The application and enhancement of the PRECIS tool to the evaluation of a smoking cessation trial

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Original Submission
27 Oct 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Spigt
6 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gerdine Adriana Johanna Fransen
13 Apr 2012 Author responded Author comments - Peter Selby
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Apr 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
17 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mark Spigt
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
23 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
23 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-101

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