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Baum E. Beware the imposter: predatory conferences lure the unsuspecting. The MAP Newsletter: News and Trends. September 28, 2017.
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Cress PE. Are predatory conferences the dark side of the open access movement? Aesthet Surg J. 2017;37(6):734-738. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjw247.
Hunziker R. Avoiding predatory publishers in the post-Beall world: tips for writers and editors. AMWA Journal. 2017;32(3):113-115.
Mercier E, et al. Invitations received from potential predatory publishers and fraudulent conferences: a 12-month early-career researcher experience.
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Memon AR. Predatory journals spamming for publications: what should researchers do? Sci Eng Ethics. 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9955-6. [Epub ahead of print].
Moher D, et al. Stop this waste of people, animals and money. Nature. 2017;549(7670):23-25. doi: 10.1038/549023a .
Pearson GS. Avoiding predatory journals with “Think. Check. Submit.”
J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2017;23(4):239-240. doi: 10.1177/1078390317716883.
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Schmidt B, et al. Ten considerations for open peer review. F1000Res. 2018;7:969. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.15334.1.
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Battisti WP, et al. “Good publication practice for communicating company-sponsored medical research: GPP3.” Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(6):461-464.
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International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.” ICMJE website.
Camps IF, et al. Non-commercial vs. commercial clinical trials: a retrospective study of the applications submitted to a research ethics committee. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2018;84(6):1384-1388. doi: 10.1111/bcp.13555.
Goldacre B, et al. Compliance with requirement to report results on the EU Clinical Trials Register: cohort study and web resource. BMJ. 2018;362:k3218. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3218.
Jurić D, et al. Clinical trials on drug-drug interactions registered in ClinicalTrials.gov reported incongruent safety data in published articles: an observational study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;104:35-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.07.017.
Hoffmann TC, et al. “Enhancing the usability of systematic reviews by improving the consideration and description of interventions.” BMJ. 2017;358:j2998.
Saito H, Gill CJ. “How frequently do the results from completed US clinical trials enter the public domain? - A statistical analysis of the ClinicalTrials.gov database.” PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e101826.
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Jones CW, et al. “Non-publication of large randomized clinical trials: cross sectional analysis.” BMJ. 2013;347:f6104.
DeVito NJ, et al. Noncommercial funders’ policies on trial registration, access to summary results, and individual patient data availability. JAMA. 2018;319(16):1721-1723.
Gopal AD, et al. Adherence to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ (ICMJE) prospective registration policy and implications for outcome integrity: a cross-sectional analysis of trials published in high-impact specialty society journals. Trials. 2018;19:448. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2825-y.
Evoniuk G, et al. “Impact of study outcome on submission and acceptance metrics for peer reviewed medical journals: six year retrospective review of all completed GlaxoSmithKline human drug research studies.” BMJ. 2017;357:j1726.
Lassman SM, et al. Clinical trial transparency: a reassessment of industry compliance with clinical trial registration and reporting requirements in the United States. BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 23;7(9):e015110. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015110.
Lee CJ, Moher D. “Promote scientific integrity via journal peer review data.” Science. 2017;357(6348):256-257.
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Mooney LA, Fay L. “Cross-sectional study of Pfizer-sponsored clinical trials: assessment of time to publication and publication history.”
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Altman DG, Moher D. “Declaration of transparency for each research article.” BMJ. 2013;347:f4796.
Martone ME, et al. “Data sharing in psychology.” Am Psychol. 2018;73(2):111-125.
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Goldacre B, et al. Pharmaceutical companies’ policies on access to trial data, results, and methods: audit study. BMJ. 2017;358: j3334. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j3334.
Taichman DB, et al. Data Sharing Statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(23):2277-2279. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1705439.
*Published simultaneously in BMJ, PLoS Med, Ann Intern Med, JAMA, Lancet, N Z Med J, Bull World Health Organ, Natl Med J India, J Korean Med Sci.
Hollis S, et al. “Best practice for analysis of shared clinical trial data.” BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16(suppl 1):76.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). “Sharing clinical trial data: a proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.” Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(7):505-506.
Krumholz HM, Waldstreicher J. “The Yale Open Data Access (YODA) project — a mechanism for data sharing.” N Engl J Med. 2016;375(5):403-405.
Manamley N, et al. “Data sharing and the evolving role of statisticians.” BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16(suppl 1):75.
Mospan GA, Wargo KA. “Researchers’ experience with clinical data sharing.” J Am Board Fam Med. 2016;29(6):805-807.
Tucker K, et al. “Protecting patient privacy when sharing patient-level data from clinical trial.” BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16(suppl 1):77.
Hughes S, et al. “Preparing individual patient data from clinical trials for sharing: the GlaxoSmithKline approach.” Pharm Stat. 2014;13(3):179-183.
Fletcher C. “European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry’s position on access to clinical trial data.”
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Nisen P, Rockhold F. “Access to patient-level data from GlaxoSmithKline clinical trials.” N Engl J Med. 2013;369(5):475-478.
The May 2, 2017, issue of JAMA (volume 317, number 17, pages 1707-1812) is dedicated to conflicts of interest viewpoints and research articles. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/317/17. Several are highlighted below.
Mandrioli D, et al. Relationship between research outcomes and risk of bias, study sponsorship, and author financial conflicts of interest in reviews of the effects of artificially sweetened beverages on weight outcomes: a systematic review of reviews. PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0162198. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162198.
Cappola AR, FitzGerald GA. “Confluence, not conflict of interest. Name change necessary.” JAMA. 2015;314(17):1791-1792.
Lockhart AC, et al. “Physician and stakeholder perceptions of conflict of interest policies in oncology.” J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(13):1677-1682.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). “ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.” ICMJE website.
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). “Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals.” ICMJE website.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). “PhRMA principles on conduct of clinical trials.” PhRMA website.
Toroser D, et al. “Systematic review of reports describing potential impact of the Sunshine Act on peer-reviewed medical publications.” Curr Med Res Opin. 2016;32(3):547-553.
Toroser D, Pepitone K. “Two years into the Sunshine Act: synopsis of opportunities, challenges, learnings, and potential implications.” Curr Med Res Opin. 2016;32(11):1899-1902.