The integrity of the journal content published is an essential point and should be ensured during the review, editorial and publication process of papers. To that purpose, all the doers of a Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology (JNPN) publication, i.e., authors, reviewers and editorial board members are expected to fully adhere to our policies of publication ethics and malpractice, and respect the following statements:
Responsibilities of reviewers:
Editorial decision: At the end of the review process, the corresponding handling editor/editor-in-chief makes the final decision of acceptance or rejection, based on the reviewers’ recommendations and report. If there is any conflict of interest between an editor and an author, the editor in question will not be involved in the review and the decision processes.
Fundamental errors in published works: When an author identifies a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Reporting standards: Authors should report the original research with an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.
Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.Privacy statement: The names, affiliations and contact email addresses submitted in the journal platform site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.