The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors have updated its “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.”
The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals included in an email several “substantive changes” in the recommendations:
- “Incorporating the ICMJE’s new Data Sharing Statement Policy, which was initially released in June 2017. [page 13]”
- “Expanding on information and guidances related to ‘predatory’ and ‘pseudo’ journals. [page 4]”
- “ICMJE posted an editorial on its website in December 2017, titled ‘Fake,’ ‘Predatory,’ and ‘Pseudo’ Journals: Charlatans Threatening Trust in Science, further expanding on information about ‘predatory’ and ‘pseudo’ journals in the updated Recommendations.”
- “Assuring that authors of secondary analyses using shared data reference the source of the original data, as well as other elements, to provide appropriate credit to the researchers who generated the data. [page 13]”
- “Incorporating modifications pertaining to clinical trials registration and results reporting, including clarifying expectations of authors for results reporting. [page 13]”
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