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Journal apologises for publishing author's work without permission

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:947
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Twenty years after editorial behaviour that has been described by one observer as “absolutely outrageous,” the journal at the heart of the affair has apologised to the doctors concerned.

    In 1983 Dr Jon Tyson and colleagues, from the department of paediatrics at the University of Texas, published an analysis of the quality of therapeutic trials in perinatal medicine in the Journal of Pediatrics.

    The authors concluded that the papers they looked at were …

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