ALL INDIA MD/MS/DNB DOCTORS ASSOCIATION,REGD( BANGALORE): Survey of “instructions to authors” of Indian medical journals for reporting of ethics and authorship criteria Jaykaran 1, Preeti Yadav2, Nilesh Chavda3, ND Kantharia4 PDF Abstract This study looked at information on ethics reporting and authorship in the "instructions to authors" section of Indian medical journals. Instructions to authors in 59 Indian medical journals were examined for guidance on ethics reporting and authorship. Guidance regarding ethics was mentioned in 43 (72.8%) journals; assent from minors was mentioned in 9 (15.2%) journals; approval from an animal ethics committee was mentioned in 10 (16.9%) journals; authorship criteria were mentioned in 38 (64.5%) journals. Authorship criteria according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors were mentioned in 35 (59.3%) journals. Guidance regarding contributors' details was mentioned in 30 (50.8%) journals. These findings suggest that many editors of Indian medical journals must upgrade their instructions to authors to include ethical requirements.