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Ghostwriters in the scientific world.

Autor(es): Yadav, Sankalp; Rawal, Gautam
Artigo [ PMID: 30574236 ] Idioma: Inglês
Tipo de publicação: Artigo de Revista
The scientific world is facing a constant problem of ghostwriters. These ghostwriters are often attached to the medical publishing houses and are involved in writing an article for a pharmaceutical company which may, in turn, use the name of an established or a famous scientist as an author to the article. Often, such articles are published in well-known journals and are circulating widely. Many a time the adverse effects are overlooked in such papers. This will result in a corrupt practice of prescribing a drug which is not scientifically useful or may have life-threatening side effects. In this present article, the authors discuss this evil practice of ghostwriting in the context of the present day scientific publishing.