About the Authors

The PLOS Medicine Editors


Competing Interests

The authors' 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 salaries are not linked to the number of papers published in the journal).

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LP. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LP LC RM AR PS MW TM. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LP LC RM AR PS MW TM. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LP LC RM AR PS MW TM.