Informed Consent Policy
Author(s) should comply with the following conditions in order to meet ethical and legal standards for work with human subjects:
Participants in your research should be informed that
- you will be conducting research in which they will be the participants or that you would like to write about them for publication.
- until preliminarily review participation is voluntary so that there is no penalty for refusing to participate, and the participants may withdraw at this time without penalty. After preliminarily review, the author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money, and works invested by the publisher. If the author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished with paying APC per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher.
Participants in your research should be informed about
- the purpose of your research and the procedure you will follow in the research.
- contact information that they can reach you for answers to questions regarding the research.
- any foreseeable risks and discomforts involved in agreeing to cooperate.
- any possible direct benefits of participating (e.g., receiving a copy of the article or chapter).
Participants in your research should be informed if and how their confidentiality will be protected.