Medical editors pursuing answers after MJA editor’s departure

Speaking with MO from a conference in Adelaide, The Lancet editor Richard Horton said the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), of which he is a member, was meeting in Boston where it would discuss the issue.

“The discussion among ICMJE members has been around the distress and anxiety that this decision has caused, deep concern about potential damage to the reputation of the journal and violation of the principle of editorial independence,” Professor Horton said.

He added that the ICMJE was frustrated it had failed to get any further