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For human subjects research, authors are required to detail their official IRB approval in the manuscripts, and are expected to comply with the terms of their institution’s IRB approval. Manuscripts or studies that include more than 5 patients must have IRB approval. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. Research with animal models should comply with regulations of the institution’s animal use requirements, the Animal Welfare Act and CDC Guidelines.
Conflict of Interest
All authors and co-authors are required to submit a signed copy of the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the time of submission. These forms are stored on file for future reference. Conflicts of interest must also be stated specifically in the designated spot in the title page of the submission. If there are conflicts of interest in a submission, they will be stated in the published manuscript.
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