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Ethics of Medical Publishing & Authorship

A curated list of resources for practitioners

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Medical Publishing

  • AMWA (American Medical Writers Association)
    Resource page for Medical ethics. There is a definition of ethics on the page, plus links to several resources. Login required.
  • World Association of Medical Editors
    Resource page for publication and research ethics. Comprehensive resource on the ethics of medical publishing, the resource page is annotated and describes what is available at each link.

Authorship Guidelines

  • Harvard Medical School
    Faculty Policies on Integrity in Science. Links to authorship guidelines, guidelines for attribution, and also research ethics guidelines.
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
    Links to several discussions on authorship and medical publishing ethics.
  • JAMA
    JAMA's instructions for authors. Page links to some fairly comprehensive discussions of authorship issues and the different roles authors may play in a publication.