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November 22, 2004

Maintaining Impartial Judgment at the Archives of Internal Medicine

Arch Intern Med. 2004;164(21):2304. doi:10.1001/archinte.164.21.2304

Much has been written of late concerning conflicts of interest on the part of authors submitting their work to medical journals.1-4 The public rightfully expects that medical editors will endeavor to avoid publishing work that is tainted by economic influences or other conflicts of interest. The potential also exists for conflicts of interest on the part of editors assessing the work that is submitted to medical journals. While this latter point has been addressed by others,5 remarkably little has been written on this topic.