Publication Ethics

STEMedicine holds a high standard of scientific originality, ethics and quality, professional integrity and responsibility, as well as a compassion for patients suffering from diseases.

STEMedicine conducts Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to examine all submitted manuscripts against plagiarism.

STEMedicine adopts a 'blind' peer review process, where the reviewers’ identity remains confidential to the authors during the review, and all manuscripts submitted must undergo a rigorous peer review process.

STEMedicine fully complies with the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in:

Ethics Statement for human and animal studies

STEMedicine requires that, depending on the particulars of the research performed, the following statements should be clearly and explicitly stated in submitted manuscripts:

  • Human or animal rights are followed in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008, especially in studies involving vulnerable populations;
  • Ethical approval by an institutional review board for studies involving the use of animals and/or human subjects;
  • Informed consent participation/publication;
  • For clinical trials, registration to the clinical trial registry at the national level, and informed consent are mandatory.