Ethical Issues

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts are expected to be original research that has not been previously published or not currently under review by another journal.

Ghostwritten manuscripts will be rejected. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the submitted manuscript. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the submitted manuscript, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Conflict of Interest

Authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Submitted manuscripts must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.