Open letter to journal editors about risk of overselling results in scientific journals

Open letter to journal editors about risk of overselling results in scientific journals

The PEC has repeatedly been approached about hyped therapies, where scientific publications have oversold the beneficial effects of a potential therapy and/or did not mention the work still to be done to assess whether a therapy would be effective and safe in humans. The PEC believes journal editors should be aware about this and should also alert their reviewers to pay closer attention to this.

The council has produced an open letter about this topic.

Please feel free to disseminate this letter to journal editors for example, either when you notice a publication in a journal that oversells results, or to raise awareness with editors.

Download a PDF of the open letter

 
25 Feb 2015