Disclosure of Researcher Contributions: A Study of Original Research Articles in The Lancet
Many medical researchers listed as authors of medical journal articles do not meet established definitions of authorship. Researchers reviewed the bylines and self-reported contributions in articles in the British medical journal, The Lancet. The first author listed commonly made significant contributions to the research, but 44% of authors listed did not meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors lenient criteria for authorship. The Lancet, in an attempt to reduce author attributions to researchers who do not materially contribute to the published work, requires authors to state their contributions at the end of the article.
Publication Name: Annals of Internal Medicine
Split stories converge at desmoglein 1
This article discusses staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome and its milder form, bullous impetigo, and the research conducted in an effort to understanding the causes. The author maintains that the secretion of exfoliative toxin A (ETA) creates a bacteria that causes blistering, the main symptom of the diseases, and may also target desmoglein 1.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
Low-Dose Excimer 308-nm Laser for the Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus
Treatment with a low-dose excimer 308-nm laser is effective in treating oral lichen planus, an inflammatory disorder affecting mucous membranes of the mouth.l
Publication Name: Archives of Dermatology
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