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Criteria for Advertisements Directed to Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.252
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The editorial and publishing staff of JAMA and the Archives Journals have developed general eligibility requirements and guidelines for advertising copy to ensure that advertisements published in these ... More
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Defamation, Libel

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.77
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Truth is generally the best vindication againstslander.   Abraham LincolnDefamation is the act of harming another’s reputation by libel or slander and thereby exposing that person to public hatred, contempt, ... More

Defense Against Libel

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.223
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In the United States, truth is a defense against claims of libel in most cases (see also , Defamation, Libel). Aside from consideration of truth of damaging statements, some jurisdictions also consider ... More

Demands to Correct, Retract, or Remove Libelous Information

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.225
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Demands to correct or retract allegedly libelous material should be handled carefully. Removal of libelous information in print is not possible, and the standard course of action has been to print corrections ... More

Disclosure of Editorial Practices, Procedures, and Policies

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.245
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Underlying the ethics of editorial responsibility is the need for disclosure of editorial procedures and policies to authors, reviewers, and readers. Typically, these are listed, and explained as necessary, ... More
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Duplicate Publication

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.71
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Wasteful publication includes dividing the results ina single study into two or more papers (“salami sci-ence”); republishing the same material in successivepapers (which need not have identical format ... More

The Editor’s Responsibilities

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.235
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An editor’s primary responsibilities are to inform and educate readers and to maintain the quality and integrity of the journal., Thus, editors are obliged to make rational and consistent editorial decisions, ... More

Editorial Audits and Research

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.246
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Many journals conduct internal assessments, audits, and research into various aspects of the editorial process. For example, a journal may produce monthly or annual reports from its database of manuscripts, ... More
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Editorial Freedom and Integrity

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
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10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.78
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The freedom of the press is one of the greatestbulwarks of liberty.    George MasonEditorial freedom implies a range of independence, from complete absence of external restraint and coercion to merely ... More

Editorial Policy and Procedures for Detecting and Handling Allegations of Scientific Misconduct

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.166
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Detection of scientific misconduct in publishing is often the result of the alertness of coworkers and/or other authors of the same manuscript, and much less commonly by editors, peer reviewers, or readers.If ... More

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