Tuesday, July 17, 2007

B - Authors' financial interests should be made known to manuscript reviewers

de Melo-Martín I, Intemann K. Authors' financial interests should be made known to manuscript reviewers. Nature; 2007 (448): 129

It is a letter suggesting to revise policies that require authors to be transparent about financial conflicts of interest. They should be revealed to reviewers before publication and prior to accepatance of the manuscript. "If the aim of conflict-of-interest policies is to promote objectivity and inform readers and the public, we believe a more effective approach would be for authors to be required to reveal possible financial competing interests, not only to the public after publication, but also to reviewers during the peer-review process."

doi:10.1038/448129a

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v448/n7150/full/448129a.html

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