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Authors, Ghosts, Damned Lies, and Statisticians

  • Elizabeth Wager
  • Published: January 16, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040034
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Author

Competing Interests

Elizabeth Wager is a medical writer and trainer for a variety of organizations, including pharmaceutical companies. She is a coauthor of the European Medical Writers Association guidelines for medical writers and Good Publication Practice for pharmaceutical companies, and occasionally receives payment for speaking about or providing training on publication ethics.