"Medical Science and Discovery" is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in scientific publishing. We adhere to the guidelines and principles set forth by international organizations and committees, including but not limited to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and other relevant regulatory bodies.
Authors submitting their manuscripts to our journal are expected to comply with the following ethical considerations:
- Authorship: All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research and manuscript should be listed as authors. Any individuals who have contributed to the work but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged in the acknowledgments section.
- Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that their work is original and has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere. Proper citation and acknowledgment of the works of others must be provided. Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited and will result in the rejection of the manuscript.
- Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may be perceived as influencing the research, data interpretation, or manuscript preparation. Financial, personal, or professional relationships that could influence the work should be acknowledged.
- Research Ethics: Studies involving human or animal subjects should comply with the relevant ethical guidelines and obtain appropriate approvals from the respective institutional review boards or ethics committees. Informed consent should be obtained from human participants, and care should be taken to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of personal information.
- Data Integrity and Reproducibility: Authors should provide accurate and reliable data. Raw data should be properly documented and retained for a reasonable period. Any falsification, manipulation, or selective reporting of data is considered unethical.
- Acknowledgment of Sources: Authors should appropriately cite and acknowledge the works of others that have contributed to their research. Proper attribution and references should be provided for all sources used in the manuscript.
- Peer Review Process: The peer review process is essential in ensuring the quality and validity of published research. Authors should respect the confidentiality and anonymity of the peer review process and respond appropriately to the reviewers' comments and suggestions.