American Society for Clinical Investigation - Editorial position on publishing articles on human organ transplantation

Arthur L. Caplan, Senior Editor, Howard A. Rockman, Incoming Editor in Chief and Laurence A. Turka, Editor in Chief

Published in Volume 122, Issue 1 (January 3, 2012); J Clin Invest. 2012;122(1):2–2. doi:10.1172/JCI61904.

The practice of transplanting organs from executed prisoners in China appears to be widespread. We vigorously condemn this practice and, effective immediately, will not consider manuscripts on human organ transplantation for publication unless appropriate non-coerced consent of the donor is provided and substantiated. [Read the full article]