Submission to multiple journals: a method of reducing time to publication?

@article{Torgerson2005SubmissionTM,
  title={Submission to multiple journals: a method of reducing time to publication?},
  author={David J Torgerson and Joy A Adamson and Sarah E Cockayne and Jo C. Dumville and Emily S Petherick},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2005},
  volume={330 7486},
  pages={305-7}
}
Most medical journals do not allow simultaneous submission of articles to more than one journal. The need for sequential submission is an important factor in delaying the publication of research. We propose that journals should allow authors to submit to two or more journals at the same time. This would lead to greater competition among journals and shorten publication delay, which would benefit both patients and authors.