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Author Self-disclosure Compared with Pharmaceutical Company Reporting of Physician Payments

Caution is advised in the interpretation of Sunshine Act data and accuracy of guideline authors’ relationships with industry. Background Industry manufacturers are required by the Sunshine Act to disclose payments to physicians. These data recently became publicly available, but some manufacturers prereleased their data since 2009. We tested the hypotheses that there would be discrepancies […]

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A Decade of Work and Progress

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the current editor, editorial board, and our management administration. We have been extraordinarily gratified by the many healthcare workers, physicians, nurses, and specialized technical personnel who have contacted us with mostly positive comments during our tenure with The American Journal of Medicine. Yes, there have been some irate letters […]

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Open Issues with Open Access Publication

Open access journals have grown in number over the last decade. In 2000, there were fewer than 800 such journals, and fewer than 20,000 such papers. By 2009, nearly 5000 open access journals were being published annually, containing almost 200,000 articles.(1) The rise of the open access model point has been based largely on its […]

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Catching the Cheats

Why on earth is the Green Journal publishing an article on covert duplicate publication in China?(1) Why does it occur? Who is to blame? And in the jargon of journal editors, is this experience “generalizable”? Finally, and to the point here, what should be done? In China, inducements to publish are colossal, especially for publications […]

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AJM Offers Open Access Option to Authors

The American Journal of Medicine now offers authors a choice in disseminating their research – either by publishing it as a subscription article or as an Open Access article. All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Permitted reuse is defined by the author’s […]

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