oa South African Medical Journal - Strengthening publishing capacity to support academic medicine in South Africa : from the CEO

Volume 106, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



That the results of medical and health research must be disseminated is one of the fundamental principles of biomedical ethics. Enshrined in the World Medical Association's 1964 Declaration of Helsinki, the requirement for publication of findings, whether positive or negative, aims to ensure that the risk accepted by participants in research studies is balanced by the benefit of knowing their data helped to advance scientific knowledge.

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