OPEN ACCESS POLICY SECTION
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NPWTJ complies with ethical standards disclosed in the COPE guidelines. Our Editorial board uses standard operating procedures for the following situations (based on COPE Guidelines):
suspected redundant publication
suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript
suspected fabricated data in a submitted manuscript
changes in authorship
suspected ghost, guest or gift authorship
suspected undisclosed conflict of interest
suspected an ethical problem with a sybmitted manuscript
a suspicion that the reviewer has appropriated an author’s idea or data.
Statement of Human and Animal Rights:
Authors reporting experiments on human subjects, should indicate whether the procedures were in accordance with the ethical committee approval of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008, which is available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20091015082020/http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html.
Studies reporting animal experiments should disclose whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed in the materials and methods (experimental procedures) section.
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