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Guidelines & Policies

Ethical publication practices stem from ethical research and are augmented by ethical review. JAPA, therefore, accepts manuscripts of human research that adhere to the World Medical Association (WMA), Declaration of Helsinki (2008) and comply with the 2016 International Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans for Clinical Research provided by The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), and, when relevant, the WMA Declaration of Taipei.

As a result, authors are responsible for demonstrating sufficient compliance with ethical principles by providing documentation of approval from the relevant Ethics Committee (EC) or Institutional Review Board (IRB). Simultaneously, all parties involved in the publication process, namely reviewers, journal editors, and journal staff, are obligated to follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing guided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All authors need to adhere to the following items:

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