Publication Ethics

1- When reporting experiments on animals indicate whether the institution’s or a national research council’s guide for or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals were followed and approval of the ethical committee was taken.

  • Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated.
  • The journal will not consider any ethically unacceptable paper.
  • A statement on ethics committee permission and ethical practices must be included in all research articles under the ‘Materials and Methods section

2- When reporting studies on human beings indicate whether the procedures followed were by the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional). For prospective studies involving human participants, authors are expected to mention about approval of an ethical committee (regional/ national/ institutional or independent Ethics Committee or Review Board) obtaining informed consent from adult research participants, and obtaining assent for children aged over 7 years participating in the trial. The age beyond which assent would be required could vary as per regional and/ or national guidelines. Ensure the confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants’ names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material.

The journal is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics:

International Standards for Editors

International Standards for Authors

International standards for editors and authors

The journal has a strict policy against plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using professional plagiarism-checking software. Submitted manuscripts with an unacceptable similarity index resulting from plagiarism are rejected immediately.