By Philippe Charlier

Should scholars publish in the journal they are working for (as editor-in-chief, for example?). In other words, is it legitimate to publish in his own journal, that is to say submit and co-sign in a journal of which one is editor-in-chief (except in the format of an editorial or a tribune)? Can one ensure compliance with the ICJME requirements, in particular regarding the objectivity of the reviewers and in the final decision-making [1]? A recent Twitter survey of 52 individuals showed that 42% did not oppose this publication standard (no limitation!), while 58% considered that this practice should be prohibited due to obvious conflicts of interest.

[1] ICJME. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals; 2015 [].


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Philippe Charlier



Published: 28 Feb, 2017

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