Editorial Policies

Editorial and Publishing Policies

All journals published by Discover STM Publishing Ltd share a core set of Editorial and Publishing Policies outlined below.

Full descriptions of the policies, along with any additional, journal-specific requirements that authors must fulfill prior to publication can be found by following the journal Submission Guidelines links at the website for the journal.

Best Practices in Research Reporting

All research submitted to the journal must be reported according to internationally accepted standards for the study type, with ethics oversight obtained where appropriate.

Animal Research

Research involving regulated animals must meet internationally accepted ethics standards for the study type, including but not limited to obtaining study-specific approval by the appropriate ethics committee, securing appropriate permits to conduct the research, and providing required details for studies involving non-human primates.

Human Subjects Research

Research involving human participants must meet internationally accepted ethics standards for the study type, including but not limited to obtaining study-specific approval by the appropriate ethics committee, taking steps to protect participant privacy, obtaining informed consent and providing clinical trial documentation.

Competing Interests

Authors, reviewers, and editors must declare potential competing interests or interests that may be perceived as such, as they relate to the research. A competing interest may relate to a person or an entity and may be of a financial, non-financial, professional or personal nature.

Disclosure of Funding Sources

Manuscripts submitted must be accompanied by a declaration of all financial support received to carry out the work. The role of the funder in the research must also be declared.

Content License

Manuscript accepted by all journals published by Discover STM Publishing Ltd are published under a | CC BY | license but a journal or the society may own the copyright of some of the text or images used in a manuscript. Please refer to the specific journal for further information.

Materials and Software Sharing

Authors of manuscripts published are encouraged to make available all relevant materials and software.

Ethical Publishing Practices

Authors must comply with best practices in publication ethics. EJMCR abide by the Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to the Best Practice Guidelines as mentioned by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).