R. A. Miller 1, T. Groth 2, A. Hasman 3, C. Safran 3, E. H. Shortliffe 4, R. Haux 5, A. T. McCray5
1 Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2 Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 3 International Journal of Medical Informatics 4 Journal of Biomedical Informatics 5 Methods of Information in Medicine
As the Editors of leading international biomedical informatics journals, the authors report on a recent pattern of improper manuscript submissions to journals in our field. As a guide for future authors, we describe ethical and pragmatic issues related to submitting work for peer-reviewed journal publication. We propose a coordinated approach to the problem that our respective journals will follow. This Editorial is being jointly published in the following journals represented by the authors: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, International Journal of Medical Informatics , Journal of Biomedical Informatics , Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , and Methods of Information in Medicine.