Journal policies

Reporting standards
Originality and Plagiarism
Acknowledgement and Authorship
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Reporting standards

A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The manuscript submitted must be original and not plagiarized. It must not be published elsewhere or under consideration of being published. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, it must appropriately cited, quoted with by obtaining written permission from the publisher. The work must also accurately reflects contributions to the work and not merely its reporting.

Acknowledgement and Authorship

Acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

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Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.