Dr. Mike Voight, professor in Belmont’s School of Physical Therapy, was recently accepted as one of the newest members of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). WAME began in 1995 as an association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals from countries throughout the world who sought to facilitate worldwide cooperation and communication among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.
Given the world-wide proliferation of predatory journals, the goal of WAME is to expand the voice and influence of medical editors to enhance the exchange of educational information, while at the same time improving editorial standards. Enhancing editorial standards helps to promote peer review as a vehicle for scientific discourse and enhance quality assurance in medical education. This in turn will help to achieve the highest level of ethical medical journalism.