Protection of Research Participants

Patient consent and anonymity. A patient has the right of privacy which mustn’t be broken without his consent. For all articles that include information, where those patients could be identified in any way (including patient’s photographs, name, initials, and case records numbers on the photos), a signed informed consent to publish must be obtained from each patient.

Human and Animal Rights. When reporting clinical experiments on human subjects, it must be indicated whether they were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation or with the Helsinki Declaration. All authors should seek approval to conduct research from an independent local, regional or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board). The authors must submit The Bioethics Committee Approval at the time of manuscript submission.

When reporting clinical experiments on animals, it must be indicated whether its content and laboratory animals using were in accordance with in-house rules, recommendations of the National council on clinical trials, national acts.

Clinical trials. Clinical trials must be registered before the start of patient enrollment in public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrollment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registration number must be reported in the paper.