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Few authors report financial interests
Even in journals that have formal financial-disclosure policies, authors rarely state potential conflicts of interest.
Krimsky, S. 1999. Will disclosure of financial interests brighten the image of entrepreneurial science? (Abstract A-29). In 1999 AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition: Challenges for a New Century, C.J. Boyd, ed. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Krimsky, S., et al. 1998. Scientific journals and their authors' financial interests: A pilot study. Psychother Psychosom 67(August):194.
Krimsky, S., and L.S. Rothenberg. 1998. Financial interest and its disclosure in scientific publications. Journal of the American Medical Association 280(July 15):225.
Krimsky, S., L.S. Rothenberg, et al. 1996. Financial interests of authors in scientific journals: A pilot study of 14 publications. Science and Engineering Ethics 2(December):395.
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From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 6, February 6, 1999, p. 91. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.