Late in September a small group of medical journal editors met in Boston with representatives of the news media to consider possible conflicts of interest. During the discussions, several news reporters pointed out that potential authors of scientific papers frequently refuse to grant interviews or otherwise assist them in accurate reporting because they fear that early news reports of their work might cause editors of scientific journals to reject their papers on grounds of prior publication.
A principal aim of this journal is to publish scientific papers that report clinical observation or research likely to improve concepts and practice in
The News Media and the Question of Prior Publication. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:919–920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-6-919
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