Author Responsibilities

Authors are required to give a guarantee that the same article, or an article with substantially the same content, has not been submitted concurrently to a different journal. Authors should submit only original work.

Authors should cite appropriate sources for facts and ideas that they draw on in their article.  Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to include any copyrighted material including images or tables in their work.

Authors should include any conflicts of interest in their biographies or in a statement in the published paper. Conflict of interest includes any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work - including pertinent sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), or personal relationships.