Research Ethics

-Potential Issues
We do our best to avoid ethical issues before publication, but anyone who suspects an ethical issue is encouraged to contact us. The editorial team of Eurasian J Med Biol Sci can be contacted at Every suspicion of ethical issues, misconduct or conflict of interest will be investigated by the journal.

-Usage of Human Subjects
Investigations with human subjects must state in the Methods section that the research followed the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki and Tokyo for humans, and was approved by the institutional human experimentation committee or equivalent, and that informed consent was obtained.

-Usage of Experimental Animals
Studies using experimental animals must state in the Methods section that the research was conducted in accordance with the internationally accepted principles for laboratory animal use. For cases of wild species collected, the license number of the collection must be provided, as well as the name of the agency that granted the approval. Articles describing work with animals will be accepted only if the procedures used are clearly described and conform to the legal requirements of the country in which the work was carried out and to all institutional guidelines. Methods sections of papers on research using human or animal subjects and/or tissue or field sampling must include required ethics statements. The absence of information about the ethical procedures of the work may result in rejection of the author’s paper by referees and/or editors.

The editor-in-chief will conduct the investigation.

All members of the Eurasian J Med Biol Sci editorial team, as well as reviewers and authors, are encouraged to provide their feedback and suggestions to improve communication during the treatment of ethical issues.

The editor-in-chief will contact both parties in any conflict and study their responses. No repressive action will be decided without sufficient evidence of misconduct.

If the case involves another journal, its editor-in-chief will be contacted and both editorial teams will investigate and, if possible, make a common decision.

-Resolution of ethical problems
If the paper incriminated has not yet been published, publication will be delayed until the problem is resolved. The manuscript may be rejected if there is any evidence that the author(s) has (have) not respected the present code of conduct.

If the paper incriminated has already been published, the decision of the editor-in-chief will depend on the nature and severity of the problem:

If it is proven that the dispute is only due to a difference of scientific point of view between the author and the complainant, the journal must encourage debate. The complainant can publish a paper in Eurasian J Med Biol Sci and the author of the first paper has a right to reply. These papers, as all the others submitted to Eurasian J Med Biol Sci, will follow our evaluation process and will be reviewed before any editorial decision.

For minor issues, all the persons involved in the decision and publication process of the article are informed. If all parties agree, the publication of a corrigendum or addendum in Eurasian J Med Biol Sci will be the solution to solve minor problems.

In very serious cases (plagiarism for example), the retraction of a publication can be decided. The readers and all persons involved in the decision and publication process of the article will be informed. The head of the department where the incriminated author (or reviewer) works will be informed.

The solution to a problem can vary considerably depending on the case. Eurasian J Med Biol Sci editorial team will always try to find the most appropriate solution and will involve every person or institution concerned by the problem in the investigation.

Additionally, the editorial board fully adheres to the Code of Conduct and the Best Practice Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). To ensure the integrity of the content published in European Journal of Taxonomy, editors are strongly encouraged to use COPE’s flowcharts whenever they suspect an ethical issue may be present.

-Nomenclatural problems
If a potential nomenclatural problem is raised, the appropriate nomenclatural code is consulted and the problem is discussed with both parties and with members of the Eurasian J Med Biol Sci editorial team. If no answer is found, experts in nomenclature will be consulted to help the Eurasian J Med Biol Sci editors find a solution.