Code of Ethics and Transparency / Research Ethics Compliance & Informed Consent Policy
The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (“CSIM”) and the Dougmar Publishing Group (the “Publisher”) are committed to upholding the integrity of the Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine (“CJGIM”).
The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and their Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.
The CJGIM Editorial Board has editorial independence from the CSIM and from the Publisher.
The CJGIM maintains an academic record in respect of all work that appears in the CJGIM, including corrections and retractions.
The following Code of Ethics and Transparency must be observed by all those submitting materials to or publishing in the CJGIM and in respect of any work submitted to the CJGIM (the “Work”):
- Authors must submit only Work that is original, composed by them and has not previously been published.
- All Work submitted must comply with the laws applicable to intellectual property, including without limitation copyright laws, and must not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person.
- All material taken from other sources and used in the Work may be used only with permission of the author(s) of such other sources and must be clearly cited as being materials from another source. This includes an author’s own previously published work.
- Data included or referenced in the Work must be accurate and not manipulated.
- Conflicts of interest and funding sources used to support the Work must be disclosed by the author at the time of submission.
- Authors, their research projects and the Work must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, health privacy laws, and ethical guidelines applicable to same.
- Authors must contact the CJGIM Editor-in-Chief in writing to identify and correct any errors in the Work submitted or published within fourteen (14) days of the author’s discovery of same.
- All authors credited on the Work must have taken part in the writing of the Work and have provided their consent for publication of same.
- If authors are unclear regarding their responsibilities, they should contact the CJGIM Editor-in-Chief.
Research Ethics Compliance & Informed Consent Policy
The Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine requires that all submitted articles summarizing research conducted with human subjects be accompanied by supporting documentation of ethics approval by a recognized research ethics board.
Research teams and authors must fully abide by established standards for medical studies, including the adoption of protocols that protect the physical and psychological health of the subjects as well their privacy and the confidentiality of identifying information. Evidence of written informed consent must be provided for each study participant whose individual case profile is presented in submitted articles.