Author statements

  • Author statements

I confirm that I have reviewed and complied with the relevant Instructions to Authors and the Authors’ Responsibilities defined in the Editorial Policy. I am also aware of the publisher’s retraction policy.

  • The Paper I have submitted to the journal is original, has been written by the stated authors and has not been published elsewhere.
  • The Paper was not submitted for review to another journal while under review by this journal and will not be submitted to any other journal.
  • I have given final approval of the submitted manuscript.
  • The Paper contains no libelous or other unlawful statements and does not contain any materials that violate any personal or proprietary rights of any other person or entity.
  • The authors of the Paper hold no conflict of interest that may affect the integrity of the Paper and the validity of the findings presented in it.
  • I/we have obtained written permission from copyright owners for any excerpts from copyrighted works that are included and have credited the sources in the Paper.
  • If I am using any personal details or images of patients, research subjects or other individuals, I have obtained all consents required by applicable law and complied with the publisher’s policies relating to the use of such images or personal information.
  • I have informed the co-author(s) of the terms of this Author Statement and that I am confirmed on their behalf as their agent, and I am authorized to do so.