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Volume 25, Issue 1 - Authors and Authorship

Authors and Authorship

Abstract

Authorship of medical journal articles has been and continues to bea complicated subject. The unethical practices of guest, honorary, andghost authorship and incomplete or biased disclosure of clinical trialdata have led to guidelines meant to eliminate these practices. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)Recommendations,1 first published in 1979, and Good Publication Practice (GPP) guidelines, first published in 2003,2 have led the way.

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  1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. The New ICMJE Recommendations (August 2013). 2015 [cited 2016 Jan 21] Available from: http://www.icmje.org/news-and-editorials/new_rec_aug2013.html
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