Authors should mention about the ethical principles they followed during conduction of research and preparation of the manuscript. Manuscripts related to human subjects should mention about Informed consent, Permission from Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC). In the manuscript involving children more than 7 years, information related to “Assent” should also be mentioned. In the case of animal experiments, relevant national and international guidelines should be mentioned. Method of sacrificing the animals should also be mentioned in the manuscript.
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1. Bavdekar SB, Gogtay NJ, Chavan R. Reporting ethical processes: Survey of "instructions to authors" provided by Indian journals. Indian J Med Sci. 2009;63:260-2.
2. ICMJE International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: writing and editing for biomedical publications [Internet]. [place unknown]: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 2009 Available from: http://www.icmje.org/
3. Jaykaran, Yadav P, Kantharia N.D, Chavda N. Survey of “Instruction to authors” of Indian medical journals for reporting of ethics and authorship criteria. Indian J Med Ethics.2011;8:36-38.
Each author should contribute substantially in each of the areas mentioned below. Gifted and Ghost authorship will not be tolerated.
Contribution of each author should be mentioned in the first page/title page of the manuscript.
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