At KnE Publishing, we aim to ensure everything we publish is ethically sound and complies with the policies and principles set out by:
We ask that all our authors comply with the following standards:
Human and animal research
Any research that involves humans must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. All research participants should be informed about the aims of the study and any possible negative effects of the intervention, and written informed consent must be obtained from all participants.
Research involving animals must adhere to the National Institutes of Health guidance for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Approval for research involving humans or animals must be obtained from an institutional or local review board.
This information, the name of the review board, and approval numbers / codes should be stated in the manuscript.
Ethical considerations must be clearly addressed in the methods section.
The Journal reserves the right to request the related documents.
According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), a clinical trial is “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes”.
Authors of clinical trials are required to prospectively register their trial with one of the trial registries recognised by the ICMJE or World Health Organization.
The registration number of the trial and the name of the trial registry must be mentioned in the manuscript.
Conflicts of interest
All conflicts of interest (including financial, personal, academic and/or ideological) must be declared upon submission.
It should be noted that editors and reviewers are likewise responsible for disclosing any conflicts of interest.
This journal adheres to the Guidelines for retracting articles published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
A retraction may be considered in cases such as:
ESPOCH Congresses: The Ecuadorian Journal of S.T.E.A.M. draws from the guidelines presented by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to manage complaints and disputes. Should they arise, complaints and/or disputes may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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