Publication Ethics

Publishing ethics policy

The editorial board of the journal “Medical Law” believes that the ethical aspects of the publication are an important part of the editorial work and the review process. The editorial board, the founders of the journal, supports a policy aimed at adhering to the principles of publishing ethics, and recognizes that monitoring compliance with the principles of publishing (editorial) ethics is one of the main components of reviewing and publishing.

Any author, editor, reviewer, publisher involved in the publication process is responsible for preventing actions that violate publishing ethics.

The editorial board of the journal “Medical Law” undertakes any possible steps to comply with ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and to prevent any violations of these standards.

The editorial board is guided by the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics, the Code of Conduct and Best Practices for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers to ensure the ethics and quality of publication, and takes into account the valuable experience of reputable international journals and publishers.

Editorial decisions should be based on the relevance of the manuscript in accordance with the subject matter of the journal and originality, quality and scientific contribution, providing evidence on important issues. These decisions should not be influenced by commercial interests, personal relations or the agenda of the editorial board, as well as the conclusions of the authors, which are negative or conclusively challenge the generally accepted truths.

In addition, editors should not exclude from consideration the publication of studies with conclusions that are not statistically significant or have inconclusive results. Such research, combined with the results of other meta-analysis studies, can still help answer important questions, and public recording of such negative or ineffective findings may prevent unreasonable reproduction or otherwise be valuable to other researchers conducting similar scientific research.

Publishing ethics include, but are not limited to, verifying the author’s consent to publication, preventing plagiarism, special control of publications against vulnerable populations, verifying the ethics of research, adherence to confidential data processing standards, and ethical marketing practices. Adherence to publishing ethics is subject to supervision and control.

This publishing ethics policy is developed in accordance with the Key Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics Core practices and the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE Responsibilities in the Submission and Peer-Review Process).