CACD will follow the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/).
(1) Originality and Previous Publication
All submitted manuscripts should be original and not under consideration for publication simultaneously by other scientific journals. No part of an accepted manuscript should be published in any other scientific journal without the permission of the editorial board. If duplication is discovered, manuscripts may be rejected and the concerned authors’ names and institutes will be informed in the journal. The authors will also incur penalties.
Authorship should be credited to those who have had direct involvement in the study and who fulfill the following criteria: (a) made significant contributions to either the conception or design of, or data collection, analyses and/or interpretation for, the work; AND (b) drafted the work or undertook critical revisions for important intellectual content; AND (c) approved the final version for publication. The primary investigator is designated as the first author of the study, unless contested by the other authors.
The corresponding author is directly responsible for communication about and revision of the submitted manuscript. In the case of a change in authorship, a written explanation must be submitted; changes to either the first or corresponding author(s) require approval by the editorial board.
(3) Conflicts of Interest
The corresponding author of an article should inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Such conflicts must be disclosed during the online submission process and could include financial support from or private connections with commercial organizations, political pressure from interest groups, or academic problems. The editor will decide whether this information should be included in the published paper, and will consult the corresponding author before publication. In particular, all funding sources for research should be explicitly disclosed.
(4) Research Ethics or Ethical Considerations
If the research involves human participants, the manuscript should explicitly discuss informed consent and approval from an institutional review board.