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Journals demand that authors declare their independence of sponsors

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:192
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Authors of papers submitted to the leading neurology journals will be required to declare that they have the right to publish any and all of their data, whatever the views of the sponsor. Without that and other written assurances, articles will not be considered for publication in the journals, say the editors in an editorial in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (2002;72:143).

    “Corporate sponsors must not be allowed to influence publication, or indeed to prevent it, especially when the data are …

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