Medical Writing Medical Devices Can a medical writer submit a manuscript on behalf of a corresponding author?

Volume 26, Issue 2 - Medical Devices

Can a medical writer submit a manuscript on behalf of a corresponding author?



Medical writers are frequently asked to submit manuscripts to journals using the corresponding author’s login information. However, according to the Recommend a - tions of the International Committee for Medical Journal Editors, this is not acceptable. This can put the medical writer in an awkward position of having to disregard the Recommendations or refuse and possibly upset the client. This article discusses some possible solutions.
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