About the Authors

Darren B. Taichman

DTaichman@mail.acponline.org

Affiliation Secretary, ICMJE, Executive Deputy Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine

Peush Sahni

Affiliation Representative and Past President, World Association of Medical Editors

Anja Pinborg

Affiliation Scientific Editor-in-Chief, Ugeskrift for Laeger (Danish Medical Journal)

Larry Peiperl

Affiliation Chief Editor, PLOS Medicine

Christine Laine

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine

Astrid James

Affiliation Deputy Editor, The Lancet

Sung-Tae Hong

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Korean Medical Science

Abraham Haileamlak

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

Laragh Gollogly

Affiliation Editor, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Coordinator, WHO Press

Fiona Godlee

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ (British Medical Journal)

Frank A. Frizelle

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, New Zealand Medical Journal

Fernando Florenzano

Affiliation Editor, Revista Médica de Chile (Medical Journal of Chile)

Jeffrey M. Drazen

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

Howard Bauchner

Affiliation Editor-in-Chief, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and the JAMA Network

Christopher Baethge

Affiliation Chief Scientific Editor, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal) & Deutsches Ärzteblatt International

Joyce Backus

Affiliation Representative and Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

Competing Interests

DBT and CL are employed by the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians. As Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine, LP receives a salary and benefits from Public Library of Science, a nonprofit publisher and advocate of Open Access research. He received travel reimbursement from the WHO to attend consultations on data sharing and from the AHCJ to speak on data sharing. AH is an employee of Jimma University in Ethiopia and the Editor of EJHS. LG is employed by the World Health Organization. PS, AP, AJ, S-TH, FG, FAF, FF, JMD, HB, CB and JB have declared no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Writing – original draft: DBT PS AP LP CL AJ S-TH AH LG FG FAF FF JMD HB CB JB. Writing – review & editing: DBT PS AP LP CL AJ S-TH AH LG FG FAF FF JMD HB CB JB.