Table 1

Important Ethical Considerations in Scientific Publishing

  • The study should advance science or improve medical care

  • Study bias is acknowledged and minimized or eliminated

  • Patient and/or animal subjects are used in an ethical manner

  • The study should be truthful and trustworthy

  • All authors must fulfill requirements for authorship

  • All authors accept final version of manuscript

  • Conflicts of interest need to be documented

  • The study should be original and not duplication or redundant