Authorship criteria

All authors submitting their work must meet the requirements of authorship as set out in the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

  1. Every author has made a substantial contribution to the conception and design of the study, and/or data acquisition, analysis and interpretation and/or
  2. Involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for intellectual content
  3. Final approval for submission was given by every author

No changes in the authorship will be entertained after submission, unless there is a request with a clear explanation to the satisfaction of the Editorial Board

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.