Authors’ Responsibilities and Ethical Publishing
Keywords:Cardiology, Ethics, Retraction
The International Cardiovascular Forum Journal 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 animal and/or human ethics committee(s).
Permissions: The corresponding author on behalf of all authors confirms whether explicit written consent to publish has been received from any people described, pictured, or recorded and that formal copyright clearance is obtained to publish any video or audio recordings.
Registration of Clinical Trials: Prospective registration of any clinical trial in a publically accessible database is a requirement for later publication of such trials in ICFJ. In exceptional circumstance if the trial is not registered, or is registered retrospectively, the reasons for this must be given.
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.
http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf (accessed July 7 2018)
https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0_0.pdf (accessed July 7 2018)
http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html (accessed July 7 2018)
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
a. The authors will retain copyright under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).