The prevalence of ghost authorship in the medical literature may be in decline, a new study reports. Is the issue really social or is authorship partly a problem of definition?
From the archive: an interview of a medical ghostwriter and an inside view of the medical communications industry — both speakers featured at the 2011 SSP Annual Meeting.
A bone-rattling interview with someone who may haunt the medical literature.
The willingness of industry to sponsor open access articles may bias your access to reliable health information.
Is it ethical for editors to alert authors of relevant in-journal articles?
National Academy of Sciences members contribute the very best (and very worst) articles in PNAS, a recent analysis suggests. Is diversity a better indicator of success than consistency in science publishing?
What do authors say when they are caught duplicating text and figures from another paper? More than you’d imagine!
Controversial journal releases next issue, signals further editorial changes
Publisher asks for submission stop while searching for new editor-in-chief.
Should scientists receive only partial credit for coauthored papers?
Authors in developing countries are no more likely to write papers for Open Access journals and are no more likely to cite Open Access articles a new study suggests.
Improving transparency and accountability in biomedical publishing has turned authorship into a legal system.
Professionalism of science has given face to invisible technicians and collaborators and can partly explain the growth in authorship.
Can nearly 3,000 individuals really be authors on a single paper?
An editor who publishes five of his own articles is the center of a controversy in math publishing.