Conflicts of Interest:

European Publishing is proud to adhere to the ICMJE guidelines and requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. The ICMJE has developed a Form for Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest to facilitate and standardize authors’ disclosures. EUEP uses this form.

Ethics:

All research submitted for publication, must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. 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 appropriate ethics committee. For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants. We require every research article submitted to include a statement that the study obtained ethics approval, including the name of the ethics committee, the ID of the approval, and a declaration that participants gave informed consent before taking part.

Plagiarism:

European Publishing investigates into all cases of publication misconduct and as a member of CrossCheck’s plagiarism detection initiative it uses plagiarism detection software (Ithenticate) for all manuscripts that it publishes. The software checks submissions against millions of published research papers, documents on the web, and other relevant sources. If plagiarism or misconduct is found, immediate actions will be taken, including but not limited to the immediate retraction of the article. 

Corrections & Retractions:

Should authors or reviewers identify an error in a manuscript, a correction letter will be published indicating where the mistakes were made.  ICMJE guidelines for corrections are followed in this case. For articles in which a retraction is necessary the COPE Guidelines for Retracting Articles will be adhered to. When faced with suspected misconduct the editors are advised to follow the relevant COPE Flowcharts