Editorial Policies and Ethics


Author Contributions

The following guidelines determine the authorship of a manuscript: significant contributions to conception, design, execution, and interpretation of findings, as well as drafting and revising the article. Individuals who have made other contributions, such as laboratory support, should be acknowledged in the manuscript. For more information on authorship guidelines, refer to the ICMJE guidelines. If changes to the author list are necessary after submission, follow the COPE guidelines and notify the journal's corresponding author.

Study Subjects

To ensure compliance with institutional and national animal welfare laws, guidelines, and policies, any animal experiments involving vertebrates or higher invertebrates must be clearly indicated in the Methods section of the manuscript. Similarly, for any clinical studies involving human participants, informed consent must have been obtained from each participant, and this should also be indicated in the Methods section of the manuscript. Furthermore, all clinical studies must adhere to the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki, which can be found here.

Publication Fees

Elmer Press Inc journals operate under an open access publishing model where the published articles are freely accessible to readers worldwide without any delay. However, authors are required to pay a publication fee upon acceptance of their article to cover editorial work, online and print publishing, and other associated costs. This fee will be invoiced to the submitting or corresponding author. The exact amount of the publication fee varies by journal, and details can be found on the respective journal websites.

Conflict of Interest

All authors should declare any conflict of interests related to the manuscript, these interests include but not limited to commercial, personal, political and intellectual aspects. All editors, editorial staff and reviewers should also report potential conflict of interests related to the submissions they are working with.

Reporting guidelines for some specific studies are recommended as follows.