October 2008

Opinion / More awareness of non-financial competing interests needed

A few weeks ago PLoS Medicine published an editorial on the thorny and confusing issue of non-financial competing interests.

Opinion / Not everything we do will be useful to you, but...

To some extent, I’m bound to advocate becoming a member of COPE, seeing as I'm on its Council, but without COPE I could never have transformed the editorial and publishing processes that have existed within the companies I have worked for. It’s partly about better understanding what should be done, but also about getting guidance on how to go about it. COPE did not proactively do the latter, but just being part of a network of editors enabled me to ask the right people the right questions.