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Medical News & Perspectives
September 25, 2013

ICMJE: All Authors of Medical Journal Articles Have “Responsibility to Stand by the Integrity of the Entire Work”

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JAMA. 2013;310(12):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278743

In its latest revision to its recommendations for researchers submitting scientific articles to medical journals, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has added a new requirement that emphasizes the responsibility of each author to stand by the integrity of the entire work (

Recommendations from the ICMJE are followed by hundreds of medical journals worldwide. The participating journals and organizations and their representatives who approved the revised recommendations include 12 journals (including JAMA), the US National Library of Medicine, and the World Association of Medical Editors.

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