To publish an article in SDME journal, author(s) are requested to get the ethical permission (Ethical Approval Code) from their institute. In this permission, authors will agree upon standard ethical behavior. Ethical considerations must be addressed in the Methods section.
1) Please state that informed consent was obtained from all human adult participants and from the parents or legal guardians of minors. Include the name of the appropriate institutional review board that approved the project.
2)Please note that the manuscript should not have been published or considered for publication in any other journal and this should be stated in the cover letter. Any contradiction to the above statement will lead to the automatic withdrawal of the manuscript.
3)All manuscripts will be screened at the time of submission and before publication using iThenticate plagiarism checker software to verify the originality of written work.
4)The entire contents of the Strides in Development of Medical Education Journal are protected under international copyrights. This Journal is for your personal noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, or publish any materials contained on the Journal without the prior written permission of it or the appropriate copyright owner.
5) Indicate in the text that the maintenance and care of experimental animals comply with National Institutes of Health guidelines for the humane use of laboratory animals, or those of your Institute or agency.
6) Note that the Provision of a statement from the Bioethics Committee is essential for clinical trials and other relevant studies.
Criteria for Authorship: (According to National Guideline on Publication Ethics)
All of the following four criteria must be met at the same time for authorship.
1-The author must have effective and significant cooperation in at least one of the following sub-categories:
A: Research idea
B: Study design
A: Data collection
D: Analysis and interpretation of data
2- The author must cooperate in the preparation of the manuscript draft or in revising or reviewing it critically so that the manuscript is subject to change and evolution in terms of scientific content. It is clear that there must be the necessary scientific competence to critically review based on scientific experience and educational or work experience.
3- The author must have read and approved the final manuscript before publishing it.
4- The author must be responsible for responding to all the aspects of conducting research leading to the manuscript, including the responsibility to follow general and specific guidelines for research ethics in the design, conduct, and publication of the manuscript. The author must either have done the various stages of the work him/herself in compliance with the scientific, technical and ethical standards or must be sure of the integrity and scientific ability of those who have done the various stages of the work.
Note 1: It is forbidden to remove the name of the person or persons who have the four above-mentioned criteria for authorship (Ghost author).
Note 2: It is forbidden to add the name of a person or persons who do not meet the four above-mentioned criteria for authorship (Guest author).
Note 3: Ethical and legal responsibility for mentioning the names of individuals whose names are among the authors of the manuscript without having all four above-mentioned criteria for authorship, or despite having the four above-mentioned criteria for authorship their names removed from the list of authors is the responsibility of all authors.
Note 4: The the requirement to have criteria for authorship also applies to the research teams that have multiple members, and mere membership in a research group or the presence of a person as a research project partner does not create the necessary criteria for authorship.
Even if they have stopped working with that center or research team, need to have the opportunity to participate as an author under other criteria for authorship.
Note 5: In the manuscript that results from student dissertations, the authors, including the relevant student, supervisors, advisors, etc., must meet all the four above-mentioned criteria for authorship.
Note 6: Merely cooperating in matters such as preparing and financing the research budget, providing consultations such as statistical and methodological consulting, creating or providing laboratory facilities, conducting tests related to patients or research samples, or referring and introducing patients to the researchers will not create sufficiently criteria for authorship; even if they have not received a fee for providing the above-mentioned services.
Note 7: All those who have cooperated in supporting, designing, executing, or other stages of research but do not have all the four above-mentioned criteria for authorship must be appreciated in the “Acknowledgment" section.
Note 8: Someone who is only a translator or editor of a manuscript does not have the criteria for authorship. In case the translation is done by a translator other than the authors, it is necessary to mention this issue in the "Acknowledgments" section.