Ethical guidelines

Ethical guidelines

      All research involving human subjects that is reported in the manuscript submitted to the Journal of Medical Education Development (JMED) must have been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. Research carried out on humans must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration available from: ( A statement of compliance to this process must appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the ethics committee which gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate.

       The editorial office of JMED should have a clear understanding of the list of authors according to their contribution to the paper. All authors are responsible for the content of the paper. Corresponding authors must have confirmed that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the JMED. All named authors must have made significant contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data and also drafting of the manuscript.

       All authors must have critically reviewed its content and approve the final version submitted to JMED for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not merit authorship status. General supervision of the research group is not adequate for authorship. Except in the case of complex large-scale or multi-centre research, the number of authors should not exceed six. Those who have had a marginal contribution to the paper (e.g. colleagues who have just reviewed the manuscript) should be acknowledgments at the end of the manuscript.  It should be noted that JMED follows the Uniform Guidelines for Biomedical Journals Requirements of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) for determining authorship. According to the ICMJE, authorship criteria should be based on: “(a) substantial contributions to conception and design of, or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data, (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and (c) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should fulfill conditions a, b and c. It is a requirement that all authors have appropriate accreditation upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under acknowledgements”.

Journal of Medical Education and Development publication ethics and publication malpractice statement 

adopted mainly from the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):

Editorial Board must:

- keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential,
- disclose any conflicts of interest,
- evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content,
- and be responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.

Reviewer must:

- notify JMED of any conflicts of interest,
- keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential,
- bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript,
- at any time evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation or political philosophy of the authors,
- and let the Editor-in-Chief knows if they feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible.

Author must:

- certify that their manuscripts are their original work (see form 2),
- certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere (see forms 1- 2),
- certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere (see form 2),
- notify JMED of any conflicts of interest,
- identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript,
- and report any errors they discover in their manuscript.

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