Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Bates and colleagues1 found significant differences in the number of authors
whose published contributions fulfilled authorship criteria in research articles
published in 3 general medical journals. As the authors acknowledged, this
finding could be explained by many factors, including different forms that
were used by the 3 journals to assess fulfillment of authorship criteria.
Nieuwkerk PT. Author! Author!. JAMA. 2004;292(15):1815-1816. doi:10.1001/jama.292.15.1815-b