Monday, November 30, 2009

B - Uniform format for disclosure of competing interests in ICMJE journals

Uniform format for disclosure of competing interests in ICMJE journals
The Lancet; 2009 374(9699):1395-1396

doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61796

Disclosure of conflict of interest by authors of articles published in biomedical journals has become common practice. This helps the reader to understand the relationships between the authors and various commercial entities that may have an interest in the information reported in the published article. Many journals ask authors to provide a disclosure of conflict in different formats. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), therefore, as recently provided a new disclosure form that has been adopted by all journals that are members of the ICMJE. Through this editorial, also published in other journals (JAMA. BMJ, NEJM, etc), editors are encouraged to adopt this uniform reporting format, that is available in the public domain http://www.icmje.org/

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