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Publishing ethics guidelines
Take advantage of the industry’s most comprehensive publishing ethics guidelines.
We believe that ethical publishing leads to a better science community, where everyone is valued and everyone is responsible for the work they do.
Follow our top 10 publishing ethics tips for authors
Declare to your chosen journal that your manuscript is not published elsewhere
Declare any conflicts of interest
Check all co-authors meet criteria for authorship and ensure appropriate acknowledgements made in the manuscript
Include appropriate funding statements in the manuscript
Show informed consent and provide assurances that participants’ rights are protected*
Register clinical trials*
Explain how research using animals is conducted responsibly*
Be alert to bias and follow guidelines for accurate and complete reporting of research
Inform the journal if you subsequently find errors in your research
Sign a copyright agreement
* Where appropriate
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