I think it would be better if there wasn't much discussion on this thread, so that it can be nice and compact, with people able to find the letters quickly. Most points will probably fit better on the main thread for this paper: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...ter-treatments-given-in-the-pace-trial.21628/ ------- (it's not necessary to read all of the following before posting your letter) When the Lancet paper on the PACE Trial was published (White et al., 2011), a total of 44 letters were submitted. 8 were published and 38 were not. We set up a thread http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...rs-that-were-not-accepted-by-the-lancet.9761/ to highlight the unpublished letters as they often summarised well points on the trial and sometimes included points that were not covered in the published letters. Another paper has recently been published on the PACE Trial is: and I know some people are sending in letters (although the numbers submitting letters seem way down from the Lancet paper, which is disappointing). Anyway, I thought I'd start this thread so people could post letters if they are turned down. If, for some reason, you don't want to post your own letter, I can post it for you or you can get another member of Phoenix Rising to do some. Note: don't post a letter until you have decided you are not submitting any more letters and everything you have submitted has been refused. That is to say, if you have a letter refused, but you re-submit another letter that is in any way similar to the letter that was turned down, don't post either here until all the letters have been turned down (if that occurs). The journal already said it was not publishing a letter Dr. Shepherd submitted as it was on the ME Association website and they could apply this to first drafts too.