Requirements for ethical publishing in biomedical journals.


Abstract

In recent years there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of scientific fraud in medical journals. The misconduct ranges from author list manipulation to falsification of data sets. In an effort to circumvent any such issues in the International Cardiovascular Forum Journal, this publication requires authors to abide by the following guidelines:


In recent years there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of scientific fraud in medical journals. The misconduct ranges from author list manipulation to falsification of data sets. In an effort to circumvent any such issues in the International Cardiovascular Forum Journal, this publication requires authors to abide by the following guidelines:

Manuscript

The corresponding author declares that the manuscript has not been published and is not under consideration elsewhere.

Authorship

The corresponding author takes full responsibility for the list of authors. Any modification to the author list including order and composition can only be approved by the Editor-in-Chief following signed agreement from all the authors listed on the original submission.

Ethics

The corresponding author states that the material presented has been obtained with the approval of all appropriate ethical committee(s).

Competing Interests

All authors must declare all relevant competing interests (financial, or non-financial, professional, or personal) and state all funding sources

Attribution

The corresponding author accepts full responsibility for the accurate citation and acknowledgement of any material reproduced from other publications including the author’s own prior work.

It is incumbent upon the corresponding author to consult the Editor-in-Chief should there be any variance of the above. The Editor-in-Chief retains the right to retract any submission found to be in breach of the above guidelines.