OAPL standard ethics statements

 

Original research studies, Research studies, Hypothesis, Methodologies & Short communications

The following statement (if true and valid) can be added to every article involving human subjects: “This work conforms to the values laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). The protocol of this study has been approved by the relevant ethical committee related to our institution in which it was performed. All subjects gave full informed consent to participate in this study.”

The following statement (if true and valid) can be added to every article involving animal models: “The protocol of this study has been approved by the relevant ethical committee related to our institution in which it was performed. Animal care was in accordance with the institution guidelines.”

The following statement (if true and valid) can be added to every lab-based article: “The protocol of this study has been approved by the relevant ethical committee related to our institution in which it was performed.”

 

Case reports, Case studies & Case series

The following statement (if true and valid) can be added to every article reporting on a human subject: “Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report/study/series and the accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.”

 

Authors’ contribution

The following statement (if true and valid) can be added to any article summarising the authors’ contribution: “All authors contributed to the conception, design, and preparation of the manuscript, as well as read and approved the final manuscript.”

 

OA Publishing London has adopted the Publication Integrity & Ethics Guidelines for all its journals.

After consultation with our Senior Editors and Medical Director,  Open Access Publishing London (UK) has taken the unilateral action of becoming the first global publishing house to adopt the PIE Guidelines.

This includes:

General P.I.E. Guidelines (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines for Authors (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines for Reviewers (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines for E.B. members (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines for Editors-in-Chief (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines for Publishers (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines on Practice-Specific Issues (PDF)

P.I.E. General Code of Conduct (PDF)

General P.I.E. Guidelines: Research integrity and ethics (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines: Ethical boundaries in human research (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines: Ethical boundaries in animal research (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines: Standard ethical practice in clinical research (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines: Clinical trials code of practice, conduct and reporting (PDF)

P.I.E. Guidelines: REC review of human-related research (PDF)