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Ethics Guidelines:
Statements of Compliance


Ethics Guidelines and Statements of Compliance with Ethics Guidelines



ETHICS GUIDELINES: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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.

Examples:
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.....

Read more about conflicts of interest.


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 and 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.


EXPERIMENTAL ETHICS

  • When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards given in the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975, as revised in year 2000.
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  • The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work.
  • Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution's or national research council's guidelines for, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals. Animal experimental procedures should be as humane as possible and the details of anesthetics and analgesics used should be clearly stated.
  • Evidence for approval by a local Ethics Committee (for both human as well as animal studies) must be supplied by the authors on demand.

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CONSENT FOR IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Any information which can identify the patient should not be published in text, photographs, ultrasonograms, CT scans, etc. unless the information is essential for scientific purposes.
If you want to include any information like photograph, name, address, etc., in any part of the manuscript by which the identity of patient can be revealed; you must obtain written, informed consent from the patient and submit a copy of the document to the Editorial Office.
Corresponding author will have to sign a statement to this effect in the Author Agreement Form.

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REPRODUCTION OF PUBLISHED MATERIAL

If you wish to reproduce text, figures or tables that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s).

A statement stating that such permission was obtained will need to be signed by the corresponding author in the Author Agreement Form. Please submit a copy of the permission letter or other evidence that such permission has been granted along with the Author Agreement Form after the manuscript has been accepted for publication in Edorium™ Journal of Pain.

It is the author's responsibility to pay any fees associated with publishing data from another source.

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REGISTRATION OF CLINICAL TRIALS

  • Edorium™ Journal of Pain has adopted the proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) which requires registration of clinical trials in a public trials registry, as a condition of consideration for publication of an article in Edorium™ Journal of Pain.
  • Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrollment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article.
  • For this purpose, a clinical trial is defined as any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects of health outcomes.
  • Health-related interventions include any intervention used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome.
  • Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patients or participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events.
  • Purely observational studies (those in which the assignment of the medical intervention is not at the discretion of the investigator) will not require registration. Further information can be found at www.icmje.org.


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