MedSci Publications expect the highest ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors when conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process.
Patient consent forms: The protection of a patient's right to privacy is essential. Author must collect and keep copies of patients’ consent forms on which patients or other subjects of experiments clearly grant permission for the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them. A statement to the effect that such consent had been obtained must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your paper.
Ethics committee approval: All articles dealing with original human or animal data must include a statement on ethics approval at the beginning of the Methods section. In addition and as stated above, for studies conducted on human participants you must state clearly that you obtained written informed consent from the study participants; please also look at the latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Duplicate or redundant submission: Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript that is submitted to different journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost effective use of resources require that readers can be assured that what they are reading is original. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or currently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication is a violation of the code of ethics and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.
Patient Anonymity and Consent: Since NJCM is largely available for public access, ethical and legal considerations mandate that patients' anonymity be preserved. Research papers must indicate informed consent for procedures and the involvement of an ethical committee, proof of which may be required in the review process of the paper.
Disclosure of commercial interests: Sources of support for the research or article must be acknowledged in the paper and any financial involvement that might indicate a conflict of interest should be disclosed at the time of submission.
Authorship: Each quoted author should have contributed substantially to the represented work in terms of conceptual design or analysis, writing of the article and final approval of the article in order to take public responsibility for the content. First author must guarantee this to be so. Submit the Copyright Transfer and Financial Disclosure /Conflict of Interest Statement.
Copyright and Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Statement: Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Medsci Publications effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The author warrants that his/her contribution is original and that he/she has full power to make this grant. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors.
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