Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All authors should agree to be listed and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication (e.g. responding to reviewers’ comments).
- All (co)author(s) are responsible for its content and its originality. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Some portions of the results/data/figures in the manuscript have NOT been published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- The submission has not already been submitted or published and while it is under consideration in this journal, it will not be submitted or published elsewhere.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.