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1. Research and Publication Ethics

The Journal adheres to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in “Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (http://kamje.or.kr/publishing_ethics.html)” or “Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/guidelines).”

1.1 Conflict of interest

Any potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed in the cover letter even when the authors are confident that their judgments have not been influenced in preparing the manuscript. Examples of conflicts are financial support from or connections to commercial preferences, political pressure from interest groups, or academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated. The Editor will decide whether the information on the conflict should be included in the published paper.

1.2 Statement of human rights

In studies of human subjects, the procedures should be in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of author’s institute and with the Helsinki Declaration principles.

1.3 Authorship

The authorship should be restricted to those who meet any of the following conditions: 1) substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study, or acquisition, interpretation and analysis of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for the important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published.
In particular, the corresponding author is the point of contact for the Editorial Office and Publisher. He or she is responsible for:
• Submitting the manuscript and signed copyright transfer agreements to the Editorial Office, after collecting these from all authors.
• Sharing the reviewers’ comments with the other authors and ensuring the requested revisions are made or clearly disputed before resubmitting the manuscript.
• Receiving page proofs from the publisher, the corresponding author is responsible for incorporating all the corrections made by the authors and returning the proofs to the publisher.

1.4 Originality, duplicate publication and plagiarism detection

All submitted manuscripts should be original and have not been published previously and are not being considered for publication by other journals. Any part of the accepted manuscript should not be duplicated in any other journal without the permission of the Editorial Board. Original raw data must be available for review by the Editorial Board if required. If duplicate publication related to the papers of this journal is detected, the authors will be announced in the journal and their institutes will be informed, and there will also be penalties for the authors.
JHIS checks all submitted manuscripts before peer review, and does not admitted to publish those manuscripts which has fake, alteration, plagiarism, and unfair authorship.
JHIS uses the CrossCheck powered by iThenticate to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.

1.5 Secondary publication

It is possible to republish manuscripts if the manuscripts satisfy the conditions of secondary publication of the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

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