The YouTube channel of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) already has the video summary of the act of admission as a corresponding academician of Marta Pulido, doctor in Medicine and Surgery, which was held on June 20 in the Room of the Atlantes of the Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona. The recipient read the admission speech “Reflexiones sobre la autoría de las publicaciones científicas” (Reflections on the authorship of scientific publications), which addressed the complex issue of authorship in scientific publications, especially from the obligatory review by experts, which is summarized in the concept of “peer review”. On behalf of the corporation answered the full academician and vice-president of the Board of Governors of the RAED Pedro Clarós.
The new academician highlighted the “abuse” of many reviewers when it comes to reflecting their signature in scientific studies of which they are totally unrelated. Especially in the work of new researchers. “Young postgraduates can suffer abusive forms by working hard, without obtaining the credit or recognition that would be lawful. On the other hand, the predatory desire to accumulate publications is a lippery terrain and the germ of abuse of authorship by unjustified and gifted firms”, she said.