The news function of journals has many dimensions, a major one consisting of where and when an article is published.
While some may be blinded to the clear implications of the Mayan calendar, these intrepid Canadian researchers find shocking and significant results to survival studies.
Registering clinical trials after enrollment has commenced may lead to the perception that medical researchers are peeking.
Fewer than half of NIH sponsored clinical trials are published within 30 months, and 4 out of 5 FDA trials fail to publicly register results (as mandated by law), studies published in the BMJ report. Authors and sponsors may be the strongest source of reporting bias.
Another scandal rocks medical journal publishing. It’s time to stop pretending journals can salvage this on their own. It’s time to bring modern solutions to bear.