Addiction journals and the management of conflicts of interest

Kerstin Stenius

Abstract


Stenius, K. (2016). Addiction journals and the management of conflicts of interest. The International Journal Of Alcohol And Drug Research, 5(1), 9-10. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v5i1.233

Scientific journals are crucial for a critical and open exchange of new research findings and as guardians of the quality of science. Today, as policy makers increasingly justify decision-making with references to scientific evidence, and research articles form the basis for evidence for specific measures, journals also have an indirect responsibility for how political decisions will be shaped.


Keywords


conflict of interest; scientific journals; alcohol industry; tobacco industry; pharmaceutical industry

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v5i1.233

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