B – Ethical authorship in industry publications

Woolley KL, Gertel A, Hamilton CW, et al. Time to finger point or fix? An invitation to join ongoing efforts to promote ethical authorship and other good publication practices. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2013;47(7-8):1084-1087
(doi: 10.1345/aph.1S178)

In this commentary, authors present evidence that unethical authorship (eg, guest and ghost authoring) and other publication practices are not restricted to the pharmaceutical industry; they also occur in academia. Such practices are not an industry problem – they are a research problem. Industry has made far-reaching changes to its publication practices and professional medical writers are helping to implement these changes.