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Permission to Name Individuals 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

Identification of individuals in an acknowledgment may imply their endorsement of the article’s content. Thus, persons should not be listed in an acknowledgment without their knowledge and consent. For this reason, the ICMJE and JAMA require the corresponding author to obtain written permission from any individuals named in the Acknowledgment section and to certify in writing to the editor that such permission has been obtained.,,

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