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Changes in the Ethos of Medical Publications as Reflected in Progressive Alterations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (1979-2008)

Takako Kojima, MA; J. Patrick Barron, BA
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From the Department of Medical Education (Ms Kojima), Tokyo Women’s Medical University, School of Medicine, and the Department of International Medical Communications (Mr Barron), Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Correspondence to: Takako Kojima, MA, Department of Medical Education, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, School of Medicine, 8-1 Kawadacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 162-8666; e-mail: takako.kojima@research.twmu.ac.jp


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Chest. 2010;137(6):1479-1482. doi:10.1378/chest.09-3024
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Since its publication in 1979,1 the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (URM), a document created by what is known today as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), has become a standard format for submission to > 600 international journals.2 What set out to be the standardized format has now evolved into a “worldwide accepted guideline” that places great emphasis on the concern for ethical issues in medical writing and publishing, including conflict of interest and authorship. Changes in the intervening editions of the URM over the past 30 years highlight significant changes in mainline approaches to medical publishing, such as a movement toward greater transparency, an increased concern for ethical issues, and a stronger emphasis on each journal’s editorial preferences (Instructions for Authors) regarding manuscript submission.

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