Friday, July 14, 2006

JAMA says it was misled by researchers

JAMA says it was misled by researchers : "For the second time in two months, the Journal of the American Medical Association says it was misled by researchers who failed to reveal financial ties to drug companies. The studies' validity — and the prestigious journal's reputation — are at stake, and JAMA is tightening its policies for researchers as a result.
'This is costing us,' said Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, JAMA's editor-in-chief. 'It's costing us really good articles and God knows what it's costing us in ads.'"
I find it fascinating that the editor of USA's leading medical journal is worried about the impact of her policies on her revenue ! Things have come to a sad pass when academic journals need to worry about keeping their advertisers happy ! I guess it's a sad reflection of our times that editors have to worry more about their ad revenue, than about their reader; or their product's reliability and integrity. However, once they lose this, then who will want to read their journal - forget about advertising in it !

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