Show Summary Details
Page of


Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

Page of

PRINTED FROM AMA MANUAL OF STYLE ONLINE ( © American Medical Association, 2009. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the license agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in AMA Manual of Style Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

Subscriber: null; date: 17 September 2019


1. Lundberg GD. Perspective from the editor of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1992;80(2):110-114.Find this resource:

2. Council of Science Editors. Editor roles and responsibilities. In: CSE’s white paper on promoting integrity in scientific journal publications. September 13, 2006. Accessed January 5, 2007.

3. World Association of Medical Editors. WAME recommendations on publication ethics policies for medical journals. Accessed January 5, 2007.

4. Utiger RD; for the Education Committee, World Association of Medical Editors. A syllabus for prospective and newly appointed editors. Posted October 26, 2001. Accessed January 5, 2007.

5. Committee on Publication Ethics. A code of conduct for editors of biomedical journals. Accessed April 10, 2006.

6. Behlmer GK. Ernest Hart and the social thrust of Victorian medicine. BMJ. 1990; 301(6754):711-713.Find this resource:

7. Lundberg GD. The social responsibility of medical journal editing. J Gen Intern Med. 1987;2(6):415-419.Find this resource:

8. Relman AS. Publishing biomedical research: role and responsibilities. Hastings Cent Rep. May/June 1990:23-27.Find this resource:

9. Schiedermayer DL, Siegler M. Believing what you read: responsibilities of medical authors and editors. Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(10):2043-2044.Find this resource:

10. Bishop CT. How to Edit a Scientific Journal. Philadelphia, PA: ISI Press; 1984.Find this resource:

    11. Morgan P. An Insider’s Guide for Medical Authors and Editors. Philadelphia, PA: ISI Press; 1986.Find this resource:

      12. Riis P. The ethics of scientific publication. In: European Association of Editors. Science Editors’ Handbook. West Clandon, United Kingdom: EASE; January 1994. Reissued June 2003.Find this resource:

        13. Horton R. The rhetoric of research. BMJ. 1995;310(6985):985-987.Find this resource:

        14. Sperschneider T, Kleinert S, Horton R. Appealing to editors? Lancet. 2003;361(9373): 1926.Find this resource:

        15. Horton R. The Lancet’s ombudsman. Lancet 1996;348(9019):6.Find this resource:

        16. Carter R. Ombudsman’s eighth report. Lancet 2004;364(9432):402.Find this resource:

        17. Instructions for authors. Arch Gen Psychiatry. Updated November 2006. Accessed January 5, 2007.

        18. Instructions for authors. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Accessed April 22, 2006.

        19. Curfman GD, Drazen JM. Too close to call. N Engl J Med. 2001;345(11):832.Find this resource:

        20. DeAngelis CD, Fontanarosa PB. Thank you, JAMA peer reviewers and authors. JAMA. 2006;295(10):1171-1172.Find this resource:

        21. Roberts L. The rush to publish. Science. 1991;251(4991):260-263.Find this resource:

        22. Instructions for authors. JAMA. Accessed January 3, 2007.

        23. Chusid MJ, Casper JT, Camitta BM. Editors have ethical responsibilities, too. N Engl J Med. 1984;311(15):990-991.Find this resource:

        24. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Updated February 2006. Accessed April 10, 2006.

        25. Altman DG. Poor-quality medical research: what can journals do? JAMA. 2002; 287(21):2765-2767.Find this resource:

        26. Altman DG. Unjustified restrictions on letters to the editor. PLoS Med. May 2005; 2(5):e126.Find this resource:

        27. Crossan L. Letters to the editor: the new order. BMJ. 1998;316(7142):1406-1410.Find this resource:

        28. Delamothe T, Smith R. Twenty thousand conversations. BMJ. 2002;324(7347):1171-1172.Find this resource:

        29. Davies S. Revitalising rapid responses: we're raising the bar for publication. BMJ. 2005;330(7503):1284.Find this resource:

        30. Readers Reply submission instructions. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Accessed April 22, 2006.

        31. National Library of Medicine. Fact sheets: errata, retraction, duplicate publication, comment, update and patient summary policy for MEDLINE. January 21, 2005. Accessed April 22, 2006.

        32. Marcovitch H, Williamson A. 1.1.3: Editorial boards. In: European Association of Editors. Science Editors’ Handbook. West Clandon, United Kingdom: EASE; June 2003.Find this resource:

          Previous | Next