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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: IBM, Elsevier Science, and Academic Freedom
Author(s): Bailar, John C
Cicolella, Andre
Harrison, Robert
LaDou, Joseph
Levy, Barry S
Rohm, Timothy
Teitelbaum, Daniel Thau
Wang, Yung-Der
Watterson, Andrew
Yoshida, Fumikazu
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Keywords: Elsevier
Industry influence
Academic freedom
Employees Health and hygiene
Academic freedom
International Business Machines Corporation
Elsevier Science Publishers
Industrial relations
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 4-Feb-2009
Citation: Bailar JC, Cicolella A, Harrison R, LaDou J, Levy BS, Rohm T, Teitelbaum DT, Wang Y, Watterson A & Yoshida F (2007) IBM, Elsevier Science, and Academic Freedom. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 13 (3), pp. 312-317.
Abstract: Elsevier Science refused to publish a study of IBM workers that IBM sought to keep from public view. Occupational and environmental health (OEH) suffers from the absence of a level playing field on which science can thrive. Industry pays for a substantial portion of OEH research. Studies done by private consulting firms or academic institutions may be published if the results suit the sponsoring companies, or they may be censored. OEH journals often reflect the dominance of industry influence on research in the papers they publish, sometimes withdrawing or modifying papers in line with industry and advertising agendas. Although such practices are widely recognized, no fundamental change is supported by government and industry or by professional organizations.
DOI Link: 10.1179/oeh.2007.13.3.312
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of the publisher version of the article in this repository. The article was first published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health; Rights Information already obtained from submitter.

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