There is a very interesting article/review by Richard Horton, the editor of
the Lancet, in the New York Review of Books in this week's issue.

From the article: "Indeed, medical journals have become an important but
underrecognized obstacle to scientific truth-telling. Journals have devolved
into information-laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry."

It's a long article and only a part of it is about journal publishing.

It is available to all at the link below.

The New York Review of Books
March 11, 2004

The Dawn of McScience
By Richard Horton

Bruce Abbott
LSUHSC Library
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New Orleans, LA 70112

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