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The purple line as a measure of labourprogress: a longitudinal study

  • Ashley Shepherd1Email author,
  • Helen Cheyne2,
  • Susan Kennedy3,
  • Colette McIntosh1,
  • Maggie Styles1 and
  • Catherine Niven2
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201010:54

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-10-54

Received: 20 May 2010

Accepted: 16 September 2010

Published: 16 September 2010

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
20 May 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
12 Jul 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - colm OBoyle
26 Jul 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sara Wickham
16 Aug 2010 Author responded Author comments - Ashley Shepherd
Resubmission - Version 3
16 Aug 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Aug 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - colm OBoyle
15 Sep 2010 Author responded Author comments - Ashley Shepherd
Resubmission - Version 4
15 Sep 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 4
15 Sep 2010 Author responded Author comments - Ashley Shepherd
Resubmission - Version 5
15 Sep 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
16 Sep 2010 Editorially accepted
16 Sep 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-10-54

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling
(2)
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, University of Stirling
(3)
Forth Valley NHS Trust, Stirling Royal Infirmary

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