AAOS Now, December 2009
Maintaining the integrity of orthopaedic literature
AAOS addresses use of unethical practices in publishing What do plagiarism and duplicative publishing have to do with orthopaedic surgeons? Plenty, it seems. Instances of these practices in orthopaedic circles have increased in recent years, putting the integrity of the scientific literature at risk. “You don’t want to contaminate the body of knowledge that we as orthopaedic surgeons rely upon when making treatment decisions,” said James D.
Test your knowledge
Below are sample questions from the Intellectual Property Quiz designed for Academy authors and editors. The basic module covers basic copyright issues and the advanced module explores situations actually encountered in Academy publishing and CME courses. How well would you do? 1. Which of the following items is considered copyright protected?
Where do you stand in the AM vs. TT debate?
Is anteromedial or transtibial portal reaming more effective in ACL reconstruction—or is an open technique better? Controversies abound in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Opinions differ on issues such as the most effective type of autograft or allograft to use, whether the single-bundle or double-bundle technique is better, and the optimal timing for surgery.
OREF named official AAOS fundraiser
At its meeting on Dec. 4, 2009, the AAOS Board of Directors approved an agreement that makes the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) the official fundraising arm for AAOS orthopaedic education programs. The new agreement strengthens the existing working relationship between the two organizations and broadens the scope of OREF’s fundraising efforts for the Academy. OREF provides similar fundraising support for approximately 40 other orthopaedic organizations.