Compliance With Ethical Standards.
To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the
research involved human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the
research involved animals.
Authors should include the following statements (if applicable) in a separate section entitled “Compliance with Ethical Standards” when submitting a paper:
- Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
- Research involving Human Participants and or Animals
- Informed consent
Please note that standards could vary slightly per journal dependent on their peer review
policies (i.e. single or double blind peer review) as well as per journal subject discipline. Before submitting your article check the instructions following this section
The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with
ethical standards and send them if requested during peer review or after publication.
The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the
The author will be held responsible for false statements or
failure to fulfill the above-mentioned guidelines.