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Nature group extends rules on disclosure to review authors

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7419.829 (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:829
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The Nature group of journals announced last week that it was extending its policy on disclosure of financial interests to include authors of review papers, in addition to authors of original research papers.

    Writing in the October issue of Nature Neuroscience (2003;6: 997), the journals' editors announced that they were widening their policy on financial disclosure after controversy over a review article on mood disorders published last November.

    In February Robert Rubin, professor of neurosciences and psychiatry at Drexell University College of Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, and Bernard Carroll, of the Pacific Behavioral Research Foundation, Carmel, California, wrote to the Nature group complaining …

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