Reporting of clinical trials: publication, authorship, and trial registration

Heart Fail Clin. 2011 Oct;7(4):561-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2011.06.009.


Transparency is the foundation on which all of research integrity rests. The public trust from patients, providers, and policy makers depends on fidelity to the mandates of accountability and access. Two important foundational practices for maintaining transparency in research and the reporting of clinical trials discussed in this review concern manuscript authorship and clinical trial registry, recognizing recent controversies regarding honorary and ghost authorship in the publication of industry-sponsored studies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Authorship / standards*
  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Editorial Policies*
  • Humans
  • Publication Bias*