Publication Ethics

This journal conforms to the "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" prepared by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (link to, as well as Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (joint statement by COPE, DOAJ, WAME, and OASPA).

Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human and animal studies have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments  (

It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted.

If these statements are not applicable, authors should state: The manuscript does not contain clinical studies or patient data.