Ethical guidelines for authorship and publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle


The principles of ethical authorship and publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) are: 1. all authors listed on the manuscript have approved its submission and publication as provided to JCSM; 2. no person who has a right to be recognized as author has been omitted from the list of authors; 3. each author has made an independent material contribution to the work submitted for publication; 4. the submitted work is original and is neither under consideration elsewhere nor has it been published previously in whole or in part other than in abstract form; 5. all original research work is approved by the relevant bodies such as institutional review boards or ethics committees; 6. all conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, that may affect the authors’ ability to present data objectively have been duly declared in the manuscript; 7. the manuscript in its published form will be maintained on the servers of JCSM as a valid publication only as long as all statements in the guidelines on ethical publishing remain true; 8. if any of the aforementioned statements ceases to be true, the authors have a duty to notify the editors of JCSM as soon as possible so that the information available online can be updated and/or the manuscript can be withdrawn. The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to publishing materials that are related to cachexia and sarcopenia as well as to body composition and its physiological and pathophysiological changes during the life span and in different illnesses from all fields of the life sciences. We share the view that academic publishing depends, to a great extent, on trust between authors, peer reviewers, editors, and the public [1]. Academic publications are made in an environment of competing interests that may be commercial, intellectual, and/or political in nature. Some of these issues create conflicts of interest. In this context, the Editors of JCSM see it as their duty to promote transparency and research integrity. Therefore, all authors wishing to publish in JCSM are required to certify that they comply with the guidelines of publishing in JCSM outlined below. This should be done S. von Haehling : S. D. Anker (*) Applied Cachexia Research, Department of Cardiology, Charité Medical School, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, D-13353 Berlin, Germany e-mail: S. von Haehling Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR), Charité Medical School, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany A. J. S. Coats University of South East Anglia, Norwich, UK J. E. Morley Saint Louis University School of Medicine, GRECC, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA S. D. Anker Centre for Clinical and Basic Research, IRCCS San Raffaele, Rome, Italy J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle (2010) 1:7–8 DOI 10.1007/s13539-010-0003-5

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@inproceedings{Haehling2010EthicalGF, title={Ethical guidelines for authorship and publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle}, author={Stephan von Haehling and John Morley and Andrew Coats and Stefan D. Anker}, year={2010} }