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January 19, 2000

Editors and Owners of Scientific Journals

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(3):335-336. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-283-3-jac90010

To the Editor: The Council of Science Editors, which includes both scientific editors and publishers, views with deep concern the second firing within one year of the editor of a major medical journal.1 The involuntary separations of George Lundberg, MD, from JAMA and Jerome Kassirer, MD, from the New England Journal of Medicine raise troubling questions about editorial freedom, the reputations and cultures of scientific publications, and the proper relationship between a journal and its owners.

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