Statement of Informed Consent

Authors must ensure that Informed Consent Statement has been obtained from subjects, and individual(s) who is being reported on is aware of the possible consequences of that reporting. If subjects are vulnerable groups, Informed Consent Statement (oral or written) should be obtained by themselves or guardian. If the patient dies, then consent should be obtained from next of kin or legal representative. Submissions that include identifying patient information without appropriate patient consent will not be considered for publication.

The Informed Consent Statement should be archived by authors other than the Journal so that the patient confidentiality is better guarded.

According to ICMJE, Subjects have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, such as names, hospital numbers, fingerprint, should not be published in the manuscript unless they are essential for scientific purposes.