Research and Publication Ethics
Duplicate Publication : The papers already published to other scientific journals or periodicals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific journal. Secondary publication is only possible when it is compatible to the “Acceptable Secondary Publication” policy suggested in the “uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/): Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication updated February 2006”
Authorship : Authors who meets all of following conditions can be listed: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.
Conflict-of-Interest Statement : If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author’s commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.
Informed Consent : The manuscripts related to the veterinary subjects or samples drawn from animal should receive the informed consent according to the rule of Institutional Review Board of author’s institute.
Statement of Human and Animal Rights : Authors should keep the ethical and standard of Institutional Review Board of author’s institute and the Helsinki Declaration in 1975 (revised in 2000). In case of animal experiment, authors should keep the institutional or national guideline for the care and the use of laboratory animals.
For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in these instructions, “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/publishing_ethics.html)” or “Guidelines on good publication (http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/guidelines)” can be applied. If there are any ethical issues from the manuscripts, it should be first reviewed by Editorial Board and the recommendations should be processed by the Society. If anyone does not agree or accept the decision by Society in the process of ethical issues, those may be referred to the Korean Society of Veterinary Pathology Editors (http://www.ksvp.or.kr) or appropriate Committee of the corresponding institutes.