The Right to Write: Who “Owns” the Case Report?

  • Akanksha Agrawal Department of Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dylan Eiger Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Deepanshu Jain Department of Digestive Diseases and Transplantation, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Richard Allman Department of Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Glenn Eiger Department of Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Abstract

In this Letter to the Editor, Agrawal et al. debate the conflicts that can arise regarding the authorship of case reports. Like all other medical journals, EJCRIM has zero tolerance for the willful undisclosed re-submission of papers that have already been published elsewhere. However, this may occasionally happen by accident, especially in large healthcare institutions in which multiple teams of physicians may care for a patient throughout their illness.

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  • Published: 2019-01-16

    Issue: Vol 6 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Agrawal, A., Eiger, D., Jain, D., Allman, R., & Eiger, G. (2019). The Right to Write: Who “Owns” the Case Report?. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001005