Date Published: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract: The PLoS Medicine editors discuss further the paper by Peter Gøtzsche and colleagues on journals’ competing interests. The editorial reinforces the call by Harvey Marcovitch for journals to be transparent and thus discloses PLoS Medicine’s sources of income for 2009.
Partial Text: In the global information age, with more and more tools available to disseminate health information, medical journals still occupy a unique position of influence as trusted sources of information—clearly different from the vast majority of medical information produced and disseminated daily.