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Ethics Guideline

Duties of Editors
- Publication decision
- Fair play
- Confidentiality
- Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
- Involvement and cooperation in investigations

Duties of Reviewers
- Contribution to Editorial Decision
- Promptness
- Confidentiality
- Standards of Objectivity
- Acknowledgement of Source
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Duties of Authors
- Reporting standards
- Data Access and Retention
- Originality and Plagiarism
- Avoiding Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
- Acknowledgement of Sources
- Authorship of the Paper
- Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
- Fundamental errors in published works

Duties of the Publisher
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Elsevier will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary. If the work involves experimentation on living animals, the authors must provide evidence that it was performed in accordance with ethical guidelines. In the case of work involving human beings, the procedures should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the author's institution and with the 2000 revision of the Helsinki Declaration of 1975. For issues on research and publication ethics not stated in this guide, the "Responsible authorship quick guide (http://ori.hhs.gov/)" or "International Standards for Authors (http://www.publicationethics.org/)" should be consulted and followed.