The principles of scientific debate and respectful disagreement

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai

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To the Editor
ANZJP debate papers are a valuable opportunity to briefly present scientific arguments on a contentious topic in order to promote further discussion. Indeed, diversity of opinion and scientific discourse are to be actively encouraged and are a fundamental basis for improving the scientific endeavour. The onus on both sides of a scientific debate is to present reasoned, evidence-based logical argumentation. Authors should methodically and respectfully present scientific arguments, according to accepted conventions of logical argumentation...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • academia
  • scientific discourse
  • scientific argument

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