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Spread the Word About the Journal in 2013Spread the Word About the Journal in 2013: From Citation Manipulation to Invalidation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures to Renaming the Clara Cell to New Journal Features

Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP; Nicki Augustyn; Cynthia T. French, MS, ANP-BC; Jean Rice; Victoria Tedeschi; on behalf of the Editorial Leadership Team; Stephen J. Welch
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From the Editorial Office of CHEST.

Correspondence to: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP, American College of Chest Physicians, 3300 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2348; e-mail: Richard.Irwin@umassmemorial.org


The Editorial Leadership Team includes Associate Editors Peter J. Barnes, Christopher E. Brightling, Nancy A. Collop, Bruce L. Davidson, David D. Gutterman, Jesse B. Hall, John E. Heffner, Nicholas S. Hill, Mary Sau-Man Ip, Surinder K. Jindal, Robert G. Johnson, Scott Manaker, Joel Moss, Susan Murin, Paul M. O’Byrne, Dario Olivieri, Bruce K. Rubin, Marvin I. Schwarz, and Virend K. Somers and Journal staff Barbara J. Anderson (Senior Editorial Coordinator), Laura Lipsey (Senior Editorial Coordinator), Patricia A. Micek (Manager, Subscriptions and Advertising), Carla Miller (Assistant Managing Editor), Meggy Popa (Subscription Coordinator), and Paul A. Markowski (Publisher).

Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST the following conflicts of interest: Dr Irwin is Editor in Chief of the Journal, and Ms French is Assistant Editor. Although not employed by the American College of Chest Physicians, a portion of Dr Irwin and Ms French’s salaries comes from the College as a stipend. As Managing Editor of the Journal, Ms Tedeschi is employed by the American College of Chest Physicians, as are Mss Augustyn and Rice and Mr Welch in their roles of Director of Publications; Manager, Peer Review; and Executive Editor, respectively.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians. See online for more details.


Chest. 2013;143(1):1-4. doi:10.1378/chest.12-2762
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As the title implies, the content of this editorial comprises an eclectic collection of newsworthy items. Because scientific misconduct is arguably “the single most potent threat to science’s prestige”1 and because we have come to appreciate that it is often not intuitively obvious to investigators when they perpetrate it,2 we begin our announcements by discussing two types of scientific misconduct that are not generally well recognized. Both are examples of misrepresentation3 of research or the reporting of research, and both involve investigators as well as editors.

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