5. Ethical guidelines for authors
The following guidelines apply to all authors of the particular submission.
- The journal expects that author(s) submit original work which does not infringe on the intellectual rights of any other person or organization. Upon acceptance, the authors will provide a signed statement to this effect.
- It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure the correctness and accuracy of data in their work.
- The submission must cite all relevant publications. Information obtained privately must be fully cited with the permission of that party. The journal will utilize open-source plagiarism checking engines to verify the submission for originality.
- Author(s) must follow national and internationally accepted procedures governing experimentation on humans and animals. Research reported in the paper must be ethical and responsible and in compliance with all relevant legislation.
- Where applicable, the author(s) must provide information about funding of the research.
- Where figures, diagrams or photographs are used from copyrighted sources the author(s) must obtain written permission from the publisher of the journal, book or website for use in their work. An appropriate credit line should be included at the figure or table and full publication information should be included in the reference list.