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If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript constitutes statements of compliance with relevant institutional guidelines. Studies on human and animals require the approval from the institutional review board. Authors should provide a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was acquired for experimentation with human subjects.
Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. For investigations involving human participants or data, or human material samples, or animal studies or samples, appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee approval is required, and such approval must be stated in the Methods section of the manuscript. Research involving human subjects, identifiable human samples (such as urine, blood, serum, or tissue), and personal and health record data must be subjected to a review by a formally constituted institutional ethical review board. Studies must in any case be in accordance with the principles outlined in the contemporary revision of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1964 (World Medical Association (WMA) incorporating the most recent (October 2013) and earlier amendments.
Procedures involving any animal are to be undertaken only with the goal of advancing scientific knowledge and with the explicit approval of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before they begin. All animal experiments must conform to the Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines or the revised Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 1996. The European Commission Directive 2010/63/EU revising Directive 86/609/ EEC for animal experiments, the revised Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) 1986 in the UK, or The Animals for Scientific Purposes Act, BE 2558 (AD 2015), which regulates the use of both vertebrates and invertebrates without exception and must be followed for all studies conducted in Thailand. The International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare provide further guidance. The authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.
All authors are required to follow the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) requirements on privacy and informed consent from patients and study participants. Please confirm that any patient, service user, or participant (or that person's parent or legal guardian) in any research, experiment, or clinical trial described in the authors’ paper has given written consent to the inclusion of material with regard to themselves, that they acknowledge that they cannot be identified via the paper; and that the authors have fully anonymized them. Where someone is deceased, please ensure the authors have written consent from the family or estate.
All of the manuscripts should be prepared based on strict observation of research and publication ethics guidelines recommended by the Council of Science Editors (http://www.councilscienceeditors.org/), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, http://www.icmje.org/), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, http://www.wame.org/). All studies involving human subjects or human data must be reviewed and approved by a responsible Institutional Review Board (IRB). Please refer to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/) for all investigations involving human materials. Animal experiments also should be reviewed by an appropriate committee (IACUC) for the care and use of animals. Also studies with pathogens requiring a high degree of biosafety should pass review of a relevant committee (IBC). The approval should be described in the Methods section. For studies of humans including case reports, state whether informed consents were obtained from the study participants. The editor of Chulalongkorn Medical Journal may request submission of copies of informed consents from human subjects in clinical studies or IRB approval documents. The Chulalongkorn Medical Journal follows the guidelines by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/) that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. The journal adheres to ensure the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties related to the act of authors, peer reviewers, and editors.