Ethic standards

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The editorial board of the journal during the selection of articles for publication pays special attention to the observation of foundational ethical principles by the authors. These principles were worked out by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and set forth in Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ( www.ICMJE.org.).

Basic principles which the authors must observe during the preparation of articles for the journal «Oftalmokhirurgiya»

Conflicts of Interest

All participants in the peer-review and publication process must disclose all relationships that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest.

When authors submit a manuscript, whether an article or a letter, they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. To prevent ambiguity, authors must state explicitly whether potential conflicts do or do not exist. Authors should do so in the manuscript on a conflict-of-interest notification page that follows the title page, providing additional detail, if necessary, in a cover letter that accompanies the manuscript.

Authors should identify individuals who provide writing or other assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.

Protection of Research Participants

When reporting experiments on people, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national), or if no formal ethics committee is available, with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare.

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