Ethical Obligation

Ethical Obligation

The Clinical Critical Care® (CCC) Journal represented by the Thai Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM) vows to maintain its publication integrity and encourage adherence to ethical standards promulgated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All manuscripts, archival resources and supporting documents (including but not limited to images, tables, data and other illustrations), whether submitted to a peer-reviewed publishing process or other types of online publication are anticipated to conform to core principles of ethical behavior. Further exploration of ethical standards in publications and research practices on COPE’s resource website ( is encouraged. To ensure high quality scholarly publication with proper scientific trustworthiness, all suspicions of misconduct and violations will be explored in processes provided by the COPE Guidance. Fundamental ethical concerns identified in the academic community regarding research and publishing process are expressed below.


Authors of CCC publications are expected to affirm the requirements and guidelines based on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship definition ( Contributors not meeting the criteria identified above may be replaced as a favor to the acknowledgment. Misrepresentation of authorship or any perceived violation of ethical conduct shall be addressed to the editorial board for appropriate processes of erratum, corrigendum or other necessary actions.

Conflict of Interest

The CCC™ Journal obliges the authors to declare any and all relevant conflicts of interests. The TSCCM is committed to transparency regarding areas of competing interests and expects authors to disclose any financial, nonfinancial and relations of interest that might reasonably influence the professional judgment or objectivity of publications. The minimum declaration should cover, but not be limited to, consulting or speaker fees, relationship to a commercial entity considered likely to affect the results or conclusions of the published manuscripts. All sources of article funding, roles served in the study process and other item should be described through Acknowledgement in a way allowing the recognizing of potential conflicts of interest


The TSCCM determines every effort to ensure that all manuscripts submitted to the CCC Journal abide by and ensure originality. Authors have the responsibility to complete and appropriate acknowledgment and permission requirements before publishing online. Failure to acknowledge irreproducible sources of another person’s original work or ideas without proper citations would be considered potential plagiarism. Matters involving this issue shall be explored in accordance with the guideline detailed in COPE’s website (

Multiple Submissions

The CCC™ Journal considers simultaneous manuscript submission to another journal to be unethical. The peer-review process evaluates articles based on recognition of original work, not previously published elsewhere nor submitted to another publication at the same time. The editor is encouraged to contact other publishers to identify possible cases of misconduct.