Medical literature has seen a positive evolution of transparencyBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5043 (Published 20 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5043
- Al Weigel, president and CEO
- International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), 520 White Plains Road, Suite 500, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA
We read with interest Matheson’s article on “ghostwriting.”1 The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), a not-for-profit professional society with over 1500 members involved in the publication of medical research, has carefully considered the article and has serious concerns with the author’s assertion of a “rebranding of ghostwriting.” Rather, we see a positive evolution of transparency and completeness in medical publications reporting industry research.
ISMPP’s longstanding position is …