The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) is addressing a number of issues in medical publishing with recent updates to its “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.”
According to a Publication Plan report, changes address key concerns such as boosting transparency around possible conflicts of interest. ICMJE says a deliberate “failure to disclose conflicts of interest” could be considered scientific misconduct.
The organization in its updated recommendations also cemented its opposition to agreements between authors and study sponsors that hamper data access.
To read the full report on Publication Plan, click here.