Sunday, February 19, 2012

New AJOB editors clarify the scandal. Sort of. Not really.

The new editors of the American Journal of Bioethics, David Magnus and Summer Johnson McGee, have issued a new statement titled "For the Record: A Response from the Editors of AJOB," about the late unpleasantness regarding the journal.  According to their statement, Taylor and Francis, the publisher of the journal, wanted Glenn McGee to stay on an editor even though he was working full-time for a stem cell clinic, so "it took some time to persuade Taylor and Francis to release Glenn from his editorial contract." As for the conflict of interest: well, there was none, because Glenn has been working "only in an advisory capacity" since November, when he took his job with Celltex.  

In other words: move along, folks, nothing to see here.

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