eldavojohn writes: The journal PLoS Medicine joins PLoS One and PLoS Biology by announcing they will not accept any more papers funded by the Tobacco Industry. The journal's official statement cites the serious health risks associated with smoking in addition to the Tobacco Industry's misinformation campaigns. One expert tried to explain that not everyone is happy with this decision saying "By deciding to no longer allow for research funded in any part by the tobacco industry, they're acknowledging that they're no longer able to evaluate science." Will this attitude proliferate to other fields in rejecting papers funded by parties with a monetary conflict of interest with science?
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