Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:463 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0659-x INVITED COMMENTARY Commentary on “Disclosure of funding source and conflict of interest: exposure of biases affecting evidence and clinical utility of plastic surgery publications” by Y. Tahiri et al. Horacio F. Mayer Received: 31 October 2011 /Accepted: 2 November 2011 /Published online: 28 December 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 The authors should be commended for conducting a This step will be continued through the introduction of study on the disclosure of funding source, conflict of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to the review process. Authors interest, and level of evidence in plastic surgery will be asked to assign an EBM value to their own papers and publications. The European Journal of Plastic Surgery reviewers will be asked to rank every reviewed paper. has recently established a mandatory financial disclosure Although, the practice of EBM has been just recently process which will be published both online and in print introduced in our surgical specialty, plastic surgery research with each manuscript. This is an important step to improve already seems to becoming more evidence based. Such the transparency and integrity of our journal and its change will certainly be translated into a rational and better published articles. clinical practice. H. F. Mayer (*) Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2012
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