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J Pediatr. 2006 Jul;149(1 Suppl):S39-42.

Publication ethics: editors' perspectives.

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  • 1Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, and the Child Health Institute, University of Washington, Seattle 98115-8160, USA.


The medical literature serves a critical role in the translation of evidence into practice. Although the ethics of research conduct receive considerable attention, much less attention has been focused on the ethics of the publication process. Given how important the process is to the advancement of medicine, this oversight seems unfortunate. This article reviews several salient ethical challenges from the perspective of two editors of a pediatric journal.

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