Data Sharing: A New Editorial Initiative of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Implications for the Editors´ Network
Fernando Alfonso MD1*, Karlen Adamyan MD2, Jean-Yves Artigou MD3, Michael Aschermann MD4, Michael Boehm MD5, Alfonso Buendia MD6, Pao-Hsien Chu MD7, Ariel Cohen MD8, Livio Dei Cas MD9, Mirza Dilic MD1`, Anton Doubell MD11, Dario Echeverri MD12, Nuray Enç MD13, Ignacio Ferreira-González MD14, Krzysztof J. Filipiak MD15, Andreas Flammer MD16, Eckart Fleck MD17, Plamen Gatzov MD18, Carmen Ginghina MD19, Lino Goncalves MD20, Habib Haouala MD21, Mahmoud Hassanein MD22, Gerd Heusch MD23, Kurt Huber MD24, Ivan Hulín MD25, Mario Ivanusa MD26, Rungroj Krittayaphong MD27, Chu-Pak Lau MD28, Germanas Marinskis MD29, François Mach MD30, Luiz Felipe Moreira MD31, Tuomo Nieminen MD32, Latifa Oukerraj MD33, Stefan Perings MD34, Luc Pierard MD35, Tatjana Potpara MD36, Walter Reyes-Caorsi MD37, Se-Joong Rim MD38, Olaf Rødevand MD39, Georges Saade MD40, Mikael Sander MD41, Evgeny Shlyakhto MD42, Bilgin Timuralp MD43, Dimitris Tousoulis MD44, Dilek Ural MD45, J. J. Piek MD46, Albert Varga MD47, Thomas F. Lüscher MD48, On behalf of the Editors’ Network European Society of Cardiology Task Force.
1Chairman Editors´Network; 2Editor in Chief Armenian Journal of Cardiology, 3Editor in Chief Archives des maladies du cœur et des vaisseaux Pratique, 4Editor in Chief Cor et Vasa, 5Editor in Chief Clinical Research in Cardiology, 6Editor in Chief Archivos de Cardiologia de Mexico, 7Editor in Chief Acta Cardiologica Sinica, 8Editor in Chief Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, 9Editor in Chief Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, 10Editor in Chief Medicinski Zurnal, 11Editor in Chief SAHeart, 12Editor in Chief Revista Colombiana de Cardiologia, 13Editor in Chief Kardiyovaskuler Hemsirelik Dergisi, 14Editor in Chief Revista Española de Cardiología, 15Editor in Chief Kardiologia Polska, 16Editor in Chief Cardiovascular Medecine, 17Editor in Chief Cardio News, 18Editor in Chief Bulgarian Journal of Cardiology, 19Editor in Chief Romanian Journal of Cardiology, 20Editor in Chief Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 21Editor in Chief Cardiologie Tunisienne, 22Editor in Chief The Egyptian Heart Journal, 23Editor in Chief Basic Research in Cardiology, 24Editor in Chief Austrain Journal fo Cardiology, 25Editor in Chief Cardiology Letters, 26Editor in Chief Cardiologia Croatica, 27Editor in Chief Thai Heart Journal, 28Editor in Chief Journal of the Hong Kong Colleage of Cardiology, 29Editor in Chief Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine, 30Editor in Chief Cardiovascular Medecine, 31Editor in Chief Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, 32Editor in Chief Sydänääni (Heart Beat), 33Editor in Chief La Revue Marocaine de Cardiologie, 34Editor in Chief Der Kardiologie, 35Editor in Chief Acta Cardiologica, 36Editor in Chief Heart and Blood Vessels, 37Editor in Chief Revista Uruguaya de Cardiologia, 38Editor in Chief Korean Circulation Journal, 39Editor in Chief Hjerteforum, 40Editor in Chief Heart News, 41Editor in Chief Cardiologisk Forum, 42Editor in Chief Russian Journal of Cardiology, 43Editor in Chief Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, 44Editor in Chief Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, 45Editor in Chief Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology, 46Editor in Chief Netherlands Heart Journal, 47Editor in Chief Cardiologia Hungarica, 48Editor in Chief European Heart Journal.
Disclosures: None of the Editors or authors of this paper has any potential conflict of interest that needs to be disclosed in relation to this manuscript.
This is a joint simultaneous publication initiative involving all interested National and Affiliated Cardiovascular Journals of the European Society of Cardiology.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) provides recommendations to improve the editorial standards and scientific quality of biomedical journals. These recommendations range from uniform technical requirements to more complex and elusive editorial issues including ethical aspects of the scientific process. Recently, registration of clinical trials, conflicts of interest disclosure, and new criteria for authorship -emphasizing the importance of responsibility and accountability-, have been proposed. Last year, a new editorial initiative to foster sharing of clinical trial data was launched. This review discusses this novel initiative with the aim of increasing awareness among readers, investigators, authors and editors belonging to the Editors´ Network of the European Society of Cardiology.