EDWARD J. HUTH, M.D.
The agreement among major journals on manuscript requirements (1) reached at a 1978 meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, has greatly influenced medical publishing. The document issued from the Vancouver meeting, Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, was revised somewhat a few years later and published in this journal (2) and the British Medical Journal (3). The number of journals throughout the world that have joined the agreement has grown to almost 300.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the drafters of Uniform Requirements . . . , has deliberately avoided frequent and minor changes and additions to
HUTH EJ. Standards on Authors' Responsibilities. Ann Intern Med. ;103:797. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-5-797
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(5):797.
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