The HJVES follows the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Cope of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The journal follows the core ethical values:
- Authorship and contributorship: All authors and co-authors must meet the criteria for authorship. Authors are encouraged to make a clear statement about contributions to their work.
- Originality: Authors must guarantee the submitted manuscript was originally written by them. The work must not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the work and/or words of others are included, they must be appropriately cited or quoted.
- Data access and citation: Authors may be requested to provide the raw data relevant to the paper for editorial review.
- Acknowledgment of sources: The authors should properly acknowledge any work in the manuscript that has been contributed by others.
- Declaration and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
- Human and Animal Rights: For research that includes experiments involving humans, a statement of compliance is required to show that procedures were followed in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). For research that reports on experiments involving animals, authors are asked to indicate whether the institutional and/or national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
- Research ethics: The research under publication must have received a statement of approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and, where applicable, informed consent.
- Authors’ ethical statement: Authors are accountable for all aspects of their work (including full data access, data integrity, and the accuracy of the data analysis) in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.