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Authors' Responsibilities

 | Post date: 2017/05/1 | 

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The corresponding author takes primary responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process. He/she should respond to editorial queries throughout the submission and peer review process in a timely manner.
  • The corresponding author ensures that all the journal’s administrative requirements, such as providing details of authorship, ethics committee approval, clinical trial registration documentation, and gathering conflict of interest statements, are properly completed.
  • Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work. Authors must acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources and obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, or even submitted and been in reviewed in another journal.
  • Authors must participate in the peer review process and follow the comments.
  • Authors are obliged to provide retractions, clarifications or corrections of mistakes.
  • All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. Level of their contribution also must be defined in the “Authors’ Contributions” section of the article.
  • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  • Authors must notify the Editors of any potential conflicts of interest.
  • Authors are required to disclose all relationships or interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘Conflict of Interest’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all financial and non-financial conflict of interests. Where authors have no conflict of interests, the statement should read “The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.” A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations.
  • Authors should disclose any financial or non-financial competing interests.
  • Authors should provide the article financial support if there is any.
  • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  • Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.
  • Authors must not use irrelevant sources that may help other researches/journals.
  • Authors cannot make major changes in the article after acceptance without a serious reason.
  • When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted.
  • When reporting randomized clinical trials, authors should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT statement.
  • For all researches involving human subjects, authors should obtain informed consent to participate in the study from participants. For all manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants.

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