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Publication Ethics

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF16
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for all medical and scientific writers who are involved with the preparation of medical publications
Objective:
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce medical and scientific writers to current ethical controversies in biomedical publication and the guidelines that have been developed to help avoid such ethical issues.
Content:
The workshop will cover ethical issues that may be encountered when publishing biomedical research. Plagiarism, authorship, ghost writing, prior publication, over- and under-reporting, conflicts of interest and the role of industry, are amongst the topics that will be examined. The guidelines that impact upon medical writing and their practical application will be explored. Participants will discuss recent examples that highlight ethical dilemmas. The two presenters will provide an author and journal perspective.