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HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
- is following ICMJE Recommendations on Protection of Research Participants, and World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki – ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects
- Authors reporting experiments on human subjects should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the national and international ethical standards on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008.
- If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
Informed consent & maintaining the confidentiality of research participants
- Authors of manuscripts presenting research on human subjects should provide a copy of the ethical approval certificate along with an undertaking that “informed consent to participate” was taken from adult participants and/or from parents/guardians of participants under 16 years of age. This should also be documented in the methods section of the manuscript.
- Consent must be obtained for all Case Reports, Clinical Pictures, and Adverse Drug Reactions.
- Authors should avoid identifying patient information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent/ guardian) gives written, informed consent for publication.
- Consents might be required by the editor on images from participants in the study. The consent form must be made available to Editors on request and will be treated confidentially.
- Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained, e.g. masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity.”
- Masked Study Participants- If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic malformations, authors should provide written assurance to the editors that alterations do not distort scientific meaning.
- Authors are advised to follow the CARE guidelines for case reports.