Ethics policy

Policies on Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal rights, and Informed Consent

At the timeof submssion, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology requires all authors to declare all potential conflicts of interest in relation to their report. Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or to a perceived conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated that none are declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript.
All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included on the title page of the manuscript with the heading “Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding”. Reviewers and editors are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest is identified.

Human and Animal Rights

All research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow may reject the manuscript. On rare occasions, if the Editors have serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds, even if approval from an ethics committee has been obtained. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an ethics committee. If doubt exists whether or not the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Informed consent

For research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Patient consent should be written. The author archive the consent and instead providing the journal with a written statement that attests that they have received and archived written patient consent.
For experimental studies involving client-owned animals, the authors must obtain the owner's informed consent and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care.

Informed consent policy

Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology will only acccept manuscripts reporting clinical results if the informed consent policy is strictly observed. The purpose of the informed consent policy is to provide and explain clearly the information about the rights of the patients participating in the research and about the form of communication to facilitate the informed consent.

Patients participating in a research should have the right to confidentiality. Information regarding the patient's name or initials, pictures, descriptions should not be disclosed unless they are necessary for the scientific purpose and with the patient's written consent.

Research ethics policy

All research that will be accepted for publication must be conducted in accordance with the Code of Good Research Practice.

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Journal Abbreviation: Surg. Gastroenterol. Oncol.

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