good publication practice

the reporting and communication of biomedical research should adhere not only to current regulatory requirements but also to generally accepted ethical standards.

a series of guidances, such as the emwa guidelines, the updated good publication practice (gpp2) guidelines, or the uniform requirements for manuscripts compiled by the international committee of medical journal editors (icmje) help sponsors, named authors, and medical writers understand and fulfil their respective roles in the publication process.

they all emphasize the importance of adhering to defined criteria of authorship, guaranteeing that named authors have full control of the contents of their papers, making the role of medical writers transparent, and giving authors and writers access to all relevant data.