About the Authors

Tikki Pang

pangt@who.int (TP); medicine_editors@plos.org

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland

Robert F. Terry

Affiliation World Health Organization, Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, Geneva, Switzerland

The PLoS Medicine Editors

pangt@who.int (TP); medicine_editors@plos.org

Affiliation PLoS Medicine

Competing Interests

The PLoS Medicine Editors' individual competing interests are at http://www.plosmedicine.org/static/editorsInterests.action. PLoS is funded partly through manuscript publication charges, but the PLoS Medicine Editors are paid a fixed salary (their salary is not linked to the number of papers published in the journal). TP and RT have declared no competing interests.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TP RT VB JC SJ MN EV. Wrote the first draft of the paper: TP. Contributed to the writing of the paper: RT VB JC SJ MN EV.