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Policies

Journal Policies

Authorship

All authors listed in the manuscript must have participated in the design or analysis of the project. In addition, all authors must review the final text and be prepared to take public responsibility for its content. Other individuals who made contributions should be included in the acknowledgments; the author should get their permission to be acknowledged before the manuscript is submitted.

Ethical treatment of research subjects

For reports of experimental investigations of human or animal subjects, indicate institutional review board approval or exemption within the manuscript. Authors should also explain in the Methods section the procedures followed to obtain informed consent.

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Conflict of interest

Grant support for a particular study must be indicated on the title page. In addition, authors must communicate to the editor in the cover letter any affiliations that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest. Examples include honoraria, educational grants, expert testimony, patent licensing arrangements, consultancies, and stock ownership.

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Use of protected health information

Authors should not refer to patients by name or initials or provide other specific identifying information, such as Social Security number or medical record number. Authors are further encouraged to avoid including extraneous social details about patients. Patient authorization forms are required for all identifying photographs.

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Permissions

Permission is required for reproduction of any material, including figures and tables that have been published elsewhere. When submitting manuscripts, provide written documentation that permission has been obtained or notify the editorial staff of the need to request permission (providing all necessary source information).

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

For additional information, please contact the editorial office at: Translation@utoledo.edu

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