Ghostwriting: the dirty little secret of medical publishing that just got bigger

PLoS Med. 2009 Sep;6(9):e1000156. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000156. Epub 2009 Sep 8.


In an academic_editorial highlighting the 1,500 documents made public after PLoS Medicine's intervention in a court case, the PLoS Medicine academic_editors call for strong action to be taken to eradicate this practice.

MeSH terms

  • Authorship*
  • Biomedical Research / ethics*
  • Drug Industry / ethics*
  • Editorial Policies*
  • Humans
  • Periodicals as Topic / ethics*
  • Publishing / ethics