Distance Learning Courses

Our publisher has negotiated a discount for its editors, reviewers and authors to undertake (distant learning- fully online) short courses related to research integrity and publication ethics, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice, leadership and management. These courses are approved by the Publication Integrity & Ethics. 


Association for Medical Ethics

The Association for Medical Ethics promotes the care of patients absent of any consideration of financial gain or loss based on choice of surgical equipment, implant, manufacturer, hospital or surgery center.

OAPL has adopted the Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics for all its journals.


Publication Integrity & Ethics (π)

A UK-based not-for-profit organization promoting integrity and ethics in the publishing sector through its guidelines and code of conduct.
P.I.E.'s main aim is to pave the way for a better publishing ethical environment that sets out the standards of a good and ethical editorial behaviour.
Whilst P.I.E. (π) promotes editorial freedom, at the same time, it also ensures that this freedom is not violated by editorial misconduct and plagiarism.





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OAPL standards of reporting

OAPL (UK) and its journals support the following reporting guidelines for specific study designs:

CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

STARD: STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies

PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

STROBE: STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology

MOOSE: Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

MIBBI: Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

ICTRP: International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews