Responses

Download PDFPDF
In defence of academic freedom: bioethics journals under siege
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Response to Koch

    Mr Koch is mistaken about the question of whether the Report by the Royal Society of Canada expert panel that I chaired was peer reviewed. It was extensively externally peer reviewed.

    As to the journal's purported refusal to publish criticisms of the Report. We received only one request to publish an article critical of the Report. The author of said paper requested not only that we accept his manuscript without...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    Re: Journals and "academic Freedom

    in his recent article Bioethics Journal editor Udo Sch?klenk speaks grandly about academic freedom and bioethical journals "under seige". And yet, academic freedom and honesty must go together. His journal's website carries under a "new" banner a link to the 2012 Royal Society Expert Panel report on End of Life Decision Making. Mr. Sch?klenk was a principal author of this report. The report was not peer reviewed. Request...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.