All authors/contributors should disclose in their manuscript any ideological, financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
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Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.
RULES REGARDING HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECTS
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Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify and record the same in the article/manuscript
DATA ACCESS AND RETENTION
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a article/manuscript for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such ,if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
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This review and approval should be described in the manuscript’s Methods section. Authors may be asked to request that the institutional review board provide directly to the editor documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the body responsible for ethical oversight of the study.
PERMISSION FOR CONTENT REPRODUCTION.
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