ICMJE recommendation

Our journal follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) ethical guidelines that authors, editors, and peer reviewers should follow when publishing medical research. These guidelines include:

  1. Authorship:
  • Authors should meet all four of the following criteria:
    • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
    • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
    • Final approval of the version to be published;
    • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
  • All individuals listed as authors should meet these criteria, and any individuals who do not meet these criteria should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
  1. Conflicts of Interest:
  • Authors should disclose any financial or personal relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest, and these should be included in the manuscript.
  • Editors and reviewers should also disclose any potential conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from the review process if they have a conflict.
  1. Informed Consent:
  • Authors should obtain informed consent from study participants, and this should be included in the manuscript.
  • Informed consent should include information about the nature of the study, the potential risks and benefits, and the participant's right to refuse to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time.
  1. Protection of Participants:
  • Authors should ensure that research involving human participants has been approved by an institutional review board or ethics committee, and this should be included in the manuscript.
  • Authors should ensure that research involving animals is in compliance with the relevant institutional and national guidelines.
  1. Data Sharing:
  • Authors should share data underlying the findings in the manuscript with other researchers, and this should be included in the manuscript.

These guidelines are intended to promote ethical and responsible research practices in the field of medicine, and authors should follow them closely when preparing their manuscript for publication.