BMJ letter: Cash for publication is discriminatory, unscientific, and dangerous (2)

18 May, 2019

It seems 'money talks' or 'money is beginning to talk in medical journalism'. That is unfortunate. So-called prestigious journals copying predatory journal practices? Very sad. Bodies like WAME, ICJME, COPE need to put out statements condemning this action by the named prestigious journals before others copy them too.

Joseph Ana

Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research & Patient Safety

At HealthResources International (HRI) WA.

National Implementing Organisation: 12-Pillar Clinical Governance

National Implementing Organisation: PACKNigeria Programme for PHC

HIFA Profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website:

Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group:

Email: jneana AT