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Academic integrity

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1068

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Proper review makes funding irrelevant

  1. James Bird
  1. Consultant physician St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY

    EDITOR,—In writing on academic integrity Richard Smith discusses conflicts of interest and suggests that authors of papers in scientific journals should state their source of funding on the basis that any bias in their work may thereby be made apparent to readers.1 This seems to be logically inconsistent. Editors of journals have the responsibility to ensure that material that is published is soundly based, conducted, and interpreted; if it is, then …

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