Editorial Policy

Mission Statement and Coverage Priorities

Wellness inspired. Wellness enabled.

Our mission is to inspire and empower people to live their healthiest lives, every day.

At Doctors Review India, we bridge the gap between lifestyle and medical sites, delivering trusted health information as well as fun-to-read tips and insights that make life a little easier.

We are committed to providing our audience with trusted, evidence-based health and medical information from the nation’s leading healthcare providers and patient advocates at the center of clinical care.

Our editorial team is comprised of passionate, award-winning health and medical journalists.

We have a team of board-certified medical reviewers who are practicing specialists in their fields. All medically reviewed content identifies the specialist who conducted the review.

Our articles are written by health and medical journalists, patient advocates, and healthcare professionals who are committed to Everyday Health’s editorial standards for accuracy, objectivity, and balance.

Ethics Framework

The Doctors Review India Editorial Standards provide a framework for addressing situations in which the accuracy and integrity of reporting and writing could be compromised or called into question. The reporter and editor will work together to answer the following questions and reach a solution when there is a question about a piece of content. If a solution cannot be reached, final say goes to the editor in chief or next highest manager, who will make a decision after consulting all concerned parties.

The questions a reporter and editor should answer in order to reach a solution include (but may not be limited to):

What do I know? What do I need to know?

  1. What is my journalistic purpose?
  2. What are my ethical concerns?
  3. What organizational policies and professional guidelines should I consider?
  4. How can I include other people, with different perspectives and diverse ideas, in the decision-making process?
  5. Who are the stakeholders — those affected by my decision? What are their motivations? Which are legitimate?
  6. What if the roles were reversed? How would I feel if I were in the shoes of one of the stakeholders?
  7. What are the possible consequences of my actions? Short term? Long term?
  8. What are my alternatives to maximize my truth-telling responsibility and minimize harm?
  9. Can I clearly and fully justify my thinking and my decision? To my colleagues? To the stakeholders? To the public?

In-House Editor Standards

Freelancing
Doctors Review India staff editors and reporters should ask for permission to freelance on condition topics they cover as beats. Do not write, work, or consult for direct competitors, as listed on ComScore, without an editor’s documented permission. Editors and reporters should not hold other nonjournalism positions that could represent a conflict of interest — these would include, but not be limited to, work for medical centers, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical companies.

Posting
For questions regarding appropriate use of Everyday Health message boards, chats, and other public forums, reporters and editors should reference Section 5 of the Everyday Health Terms of Use.

Social media

  • Social media accounts owned by Doctors Review India and maintained by Doctors Review India reporters and editors — on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or elsewhere — reflect upon the company and website’s reputation and credibility.
  • Personal social media accounts owned by Doctors Review India journalists are the responsibility of said journalists. Please note that these accounts may also reflect upon the company and website’s reputation and credibility.
  • Doctors Review India reporters and editors should refrain from writing, tweeting, or posting anything on company or personal accounts that could make a reader question their ability to do their job objectively and professionally.
  • Make every effort to present an objective social media presence. Be mindful of the effects of endorsing or liking particular social media profiles or pages, such as politically sensitive Facebook groups. Perceived conflicts of interest — whether or not they’re based on fact — should be avoided.
  • Including “RT ≠ endorsements” in a bio is not a license to post inappropriate material. Do not rely on such caveats.
  • It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz surrounding a story. Avoid sensationalism.
  • Do not misrepresent any story with headlines or quotes taken out of context.
  • Do not oversimplify information.
  • Promote transparency when using social networks by using your full name and professional title in social bios.

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