Monday, May 07, 2012

B - Conflicts of interest policies

Fernando A,Timmis A, Pinto FJ et al. Conflict of interest policies and disclosure requirements among European Society of Cardiology national cardiovascular journals. Heart 2012 Apr;K98(7):e1-7
(doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-301875)

This review provides a comprehensive editorial perspective to better understand potential conflicts of interest (COI) disclosure. A survey on the Editors' Network of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) National Societies Cardiovascular Journals (NSCJ) COI policies and disclosure requirements confirms that this topic is poorly - and not uniformly - dealt with by journals. Further actions are then required to increase awareness of the importance of COI disclosure and to promote appropriate policies.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22495640

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