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This issue becomes especially problematic in the case of large multicentre trials order avana 50 mg amex impotence in young males. As a result cheap 100mg avana amex erectile dysfunction in teenage, there has been a move towards some papers including guarantors and contributors instead of authors62 and some journals now publish a byline disclosure of multicentre trials with a list of clinicians and study-organisation contributors, and a statement of the contribution of each author. A move to naming “contributors” rather than authors was suggested to improve both the credibility and the accountability of authorship lists62 and some large multicentre studies have adopted this approach. Journals such as the Lancet and the BMJ now list the contributions of researchers to some 41 Scientific Writing journal articles, often when the number of authors exceeds a prespecified threshold. However, in JAMA and in other journals, studies are often published with more than 40 authors who are listed in alphabetical order. Whereas some journal editors and readers see long lists of contributors as a way to reward and encourage researchers, others see it as wasted space. When the review is submitted, contributors are asked to describe in their own words their exact role in the review and this statement of contribution is then made available to readers. By defining the roles that constitute contribution rather than authorship, the Cochrane Collaboration have gone some way to helping solve authorship problems and ensuring that contributors are acknowledged appropriately. Alastair Spence63 Deciding who to formally acknowledge in your paper requires almost as much consideration as deciding authorship and contribution, although the criteria are less contentious. Basically, all research and support staff who make a direct contribution to a study but who do not fulfil the criteria for authorship or contributorship should be granted a formal acknowledgement. Some journals require that people who are named in this section give permission to be acknowledged, preferably in writing, and that their specific contribution is described. If someone in the team has made a fundamental contribution to your study, it is naturally polite to acknowledge this contribution in a formal way. Financial interests that may pose a conflict of interest To decide whether to include your coworkers as authors, contributors, or acknowledgements, you can consult the Vancouver Group’s criteria that are published under the ICMJE acronym. To limit the size of the acknowledgement list, the New England Journal of Medicine has developed a policy of 43 Scientific Writing publishing only a list that can fit into a single print column64; however, the acknowledgement pages in the Lancet are sometimes longer than one full page. Acknowledgements King quotes have been reprinted with the permission of Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. The Lil and Maxwell quote has been produced with permission from Horvitz, LA ed. Call for comments on a proposal to improve reporting of clinical trials in the biomedical literature. Confusing conclusions and the clinician: An approach to evaluating case-control studies. Publication bias: evidence of delayed publication in a cohort study of clinical research projects. Publication bias and public health policy on environmental tobacco smoke. Effect of the statistical significance of results on the time to completion and publication of randomized efficacy trials. The CONSORT statement: Revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel-group randomized trials. Better reporting of randomised controlled trials: the CONSORT statement. Randomised controlled trial of specialist nurse intervention in heart failure. Improving the quality of reports of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials: the QUOROM statement. The vexed question of authorship: view of researchers in a British medical faculty. The Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS): Design and research protocol of a large randomised trial of the primary prevention of asthma. Broad-spectrum antibiotics for preterm, prelabour rupture of fetal membranes: the ORACLE I randomised trial. The association between respiratory symptoms and lung function with the use of gas for cooking. Nationwide study of haemolytic uraemic syndrome: clinical, microbial and epidemiological features. Ethical issues in biomedical research: perceptions and practices of postdoctoral fellows responding to a survey. Prevalence of articles with honorary authors and ghost authors in peer-reviewed medical journals.

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