Drazen JM, Van Der Weyden M, Sahni P. et al. Uniform format for disclosure of competing interests in ICMJE journals. JAMA 2010;303(1):75-6
Disclosure of conflict of interests by authors of articles published in biomedical journals has become common practice. The information included in these disclosures helps the reader to understand the relationships between the authors and various commercial entities that may have an interest in the article contents. This editorial is published simultaneously in all journals that are members of the ICMJE announcing a new disclosure format that will be used by all of them.