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Authors submitting papers are advised to read online WIPO and WHO guidelines on these subjects. (http://www.wipo.int/tk/en/consultations/draft_provisions/draft_provisions.html) http://www.who.int/medicines/library/trm/researchdocs.shtml).Authors should make sure that they have acquired appropriate "prior informed consent" (PIC) of patients or volunteers used in their clinical studies. This means that the onus is on the authors, and not on the journal, regarding this important ethical issue. Moreover, authors should state this as a part of the protocol describing how this type of study or survey is made. Papers that violate these ethical principles will neither be accepted nor considered for publication in EASL.
Author contributions: Each author should state his/her contribution to the article.
Declaration of conflict of interest: It is mandatory that authors disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence their work.
Conflict of Interest disclosure is required for all manuscripts, and will be published. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all co-authors adhere to this policy.
Submission declaration and verification: Manuscript submission implies that the work has neither been published previously nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication is approved by all authors, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out; and that if accepted for publication in EASL, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article will be checked by the journal’s originality detection service, Crosscheck - http://www.ithenticate.com.
Publication Ethics Statement: For all parties involved in the process of publishing (authors, Editorial Board, and reviewers), it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. To guarantee high ethical standards, EASL has developed international standards for all parties. EASL expects all the parties to commit to these standards.
International Standards for Authors:
EASL does not require all authors of a research paper to sign a letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. All authors who submit to EASL are expected to observe the international standards for authors voluntarily. EASL adheres toInternational Standards for Authors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics and encourages all authors to refer to these standards.
International Standards for Editorial Board:
Editors and Editorial Board are required to follow the international standards for Editorial Board:
International Standards for Reviewers:
Reviewers of EASL are also expected to meet the international standards for reviewers when they accept to review invitations.
Informed Consent Policy
Author(s) should comply with the following conditions in order to meet ethical and legal standards for work with human subjects:
Participants in your research should be informed that
Participants in your research should be informed about