Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Ethical Policy

Where human investigations are part of the study, the research must be conducted ethically in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. The design of the work has to be approved by a local ethics committee and informed written consent must be obtained from all subjects. Documented review and approval from the Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee must be submitted along with any studies involving people, medical records and human tissues. A relevant statement of approval should be added in the ‘Subjects and Methods’ section of the manuscript.


Articles in Press Policy

Articles in Press are peer-reviewed, accepted articles to be published in this publication. When the final article is assigned to the volumes/issues of the publication, the Article in Press version will be removed and the final version will appear in the associated published volumes/issues of the publication. Please be aware that, although Articles in Press do not have all bibliographic details available yet, they can already be cited using the year of online publication and the DOI.