Annals of Psychophysiology (APP) follows the COPE Guidelines of Ethical Oversight and ICMJE’s Recommendations for Editorial & Publishing Issues.
Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects
For research involving human and animal subjects, the corresponding author must confirm that the manuscript submitted is according to the ethical standards provided by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the policy on Protection of Human Subjects and Animals in Research, the corresponding authors are required to submit evidence for the conduct in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association with all current revisions and amendments. The authors may be asked to submit the ethical approval. The institutional review board must be mentioned in the manuscript. The manuscript should clearly indicate the process of attaining consent from the subjects.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
Clinical trial registration
The clinical trials must be registered via www.clinicaltrials.gov or a similar agency that follows ICMJE criteria prior to patient enrollment in the study. Trials conducted with the objective to determine only the pharmacokinetics of a certain drug are exempted.
Publishing images from human research participants
Images for a case (human subject), if included in the manuscript to be published in APP, must be given with a clear statement affirming that the patient was informed prior to the inclusion of images in the manuscript and informed consent was taken. Confidentiality must be maintained, and the patient's identity must not be disclosed. The editors may ask the author to provide a consent form, and in any case, if the authors are unable to justify and provide the evidence records, the images will be removed from the manuscript without further notice to the author.
We take all possible measures to avoid misconduct. Articles submitted to the journal are first internally evaluated by the editorial team and if any such article appears for which the editors have a concern, that the submitted paper has material that is indicative of misconduct in research, and publication and that may affect the journal policies on ethical grounds. The assigned editor is recommended to discuss the case with the board members and other associates of the ethical committee upon the Chief Editor’s recommendation. Even after discussion within the team and also with the author, if the issue is not resolved and the author fails to justify it. It may result in the rejection of the specific manuscript. For further details, Click.
Behaviors intended to inflate the number of citations for personal gain, for instance, self-citation, excessive citation of articles from the journal in which the author is publishing a research article, and honorary citations are considered manipulative citations, which are investigated as per the COPE guidelines.
Annals of Psychophysiology do not require all authors of a single manuscript to communicate with the journal editors. The copyright form is sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is responsible for all sorts of communication between the journal and all other co-authors of the submitted manuscript before and after publication. By signing the copyright statement, the authors assure that they have agreed to the current authorship sequence and that the affiliations mentioned are correct and approved the manuscript submission to APP. Authors are recommended to report all sorts of changes before publication. For changes in the authorship sequence, the addition or deletion of authors from the list requires approval statements from each author, including the author to be added or removed. For further details, Click.
Authors submitting a manuscript to APP are requested to disclose all competing interests, either financial or non-financial, at the time of submission. As these competing interests might undermine the originality of the work submitted and manipulates the author's contribution towards data presentation, analysis, and explanation. For this purpose, the corresponding author is held responsible to submit a statement regarding conflicts of interest in the manuscript on behalf of all the co-authors. For further details, Click.
Plagiarism is stealing others' ideas, text, or results and incorporating them into one's own manuscript. The plagiarized manuscript that is presented with large copy-pasted data is inappropriate and would not be considered for publication in APP. If any article under process in APP is identified as having plagiarism will lead to an explanation from the authors. The plagiarized articles will be retracted temporarily from publication. The authors will be given a fair chance to explain and justify their actions. In case of an unsatisfactory response, the article will be permanently retracted. The notice of such retraction will be published online immediately and in the next issue of the printed version of the journal. For further details, Click.
Material under consideration in APP must be original and not submitted elsewhere for publication unless the corresponding author is provided with a rejection letter for the respective manuscript. We greatly encourage publishing a part of the work from Ph.D. or thesis in APP. For further details, Click.