Medical editors urged to accept ethical code

TitleMedical editors urged to accept ethical code
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGiles, J
JournalNature
Volume428
Issue6978
Pagination5-5
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number00280836
Accession Number12430358
KeywordsAuthorship , codes , EDITORS , ethics , Media Studies , MEDICINE , Moral , Periodicals , professional codes of ethics , Publishers
AbstractThis article presents reports on the new codes issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE.) The London-based COPE, a body established in 1997 to help editors discuss ethical issues, published a draft of the code on its website on February 27, 2004. It says that a final version will be ready in the next few months, and it wants all the editors of medical journals, including its 180 or so members, to sign up the code and agree to be bound by the associated disciplinary procedures. Many of the code's requirements, such as the need to establish systems for managing conflicts of interest among editors' and other journal staff were found to be uncontentious.
NotesGiles, Jim; Source Info: 3/4/2004, Vol. 428 Issue 6978, p5; Subject Term: PUBLISHERS & publishing; Subject Term: CODES of ethics; Subject Term: EDITORS; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: PERIODICALS; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511199 All Other Publishers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 511130 Book Publishers; Number of Pages: 1p; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1038/428005a
Short TitleMedical editors urged to accept ethical code
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