ETHICAL GUIDELINES

Research Ethics
In any studies that involve experiments on human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be observed. For any human experiments, all work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (2013 seventh revision). Papers describing experimental work on human subjects who carry a risk of harm must include a statement that the experiment was conducted with the understanding and the consent of the human subject, as well as a statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors should provide a full description of any anesthetic and surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.

Publication Ethics
Mediterranean BioMedical Journals follows the Code of Conduct and the Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It adhere to the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (Updated December 2016) of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).