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- Abstract should meet the word count dictated by the journal’s guidelines (typically 150-200 words maximum).
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- During the submission process, the Corresponding Author must provide this statement on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.
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When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. “All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards”
Statement on the Welfare of Animals
The Welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists). Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.