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Edorium Journals is committed to the highest ethical standards in medical research. Authors should ensure that the quality of the research complies with high ethical standards. In this respect authors should consult "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Journals" given by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Authors are required to submit specific information about ethical treatment of research participants, patient consent, authorship credits and conflicts of interest.

Statements of Compliance with Ethics Guidelines

Authors should add a separate section of "Compliance with Ethics Guidelines". This section should be added before the reference list. This section should cover the following information:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Experimental ethics (Humans)
  • Experimental ethics (Animals)
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Informed consent to include in the study
  • Consent to publish patient identifying information

Corresponding author will be required sign statements in the Author Agreement Form confirming that all the above requirements were fullfilled.

1. Conflicts of Interest.

Give here conflicts of interest for all authors.

Single author - no conflicts of interest: Author ABC declares that he has no conflict of interest.
Multiple authors - no conflicts of interest: Author ABC, Author PQR, Author XYZ declare that they have no conflict of interest
Single author - conflicts of interest present: Author Name ABC has received a grant from.....

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2. Experimental Ethics (Humans)

Add a statement that: "All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008."

3. Experimental Ethics (Animals)

Add a statement that: "All institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed."

Note for points 2, 3: If ethical approval was not required or if the research was not conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must: i) give an explanation why this was so, ii) explain the rationale for their approach, and iii) provide evidence that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Note for statements 2 and 3: If no human or animals experiments were performed, omit statements 2 and 3 above and include the statement:
"This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors."

4. Informed Consent to Include in the Study

Add a statement that: "Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study."

If informed consent was not taken, give an explanation why this is so. Also state whether the informed consent was written or oral. If oral informed consent was taken, it must be stated in the manuscript: i) why written consent could not be obtained, ii) that the institutional review board or appropriate research committee(s) approved the use of oral consent, and iii) how oral consent was documented.

5. Consent for patient identifying information

Add a statement that: "Informed consent to publish was obtained from all patients for which identifying information is included in this article."

If any patient identifying information is included in the manuscript, without obtaining written, informed consent from the patient, give an explanation why this is so. Unless the authors give compelling reasons, in all such cases in which consent for identifying information has not been taken, the manuscript is liable to be rejected.

We strongly urge the authors to use manuscript templates for preparing their manuscripts. The manuscript templates contain heading, subheadings and guidelines to include all essential information in the manuscript.

Download manuscript templates here.

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