Clarification acceptance of publication

          Publication Ethics are mandatory for publication in "The Journal of Prapokklao Hospital Clinical Medical Education Center." The journal adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Additionally, the journal follows the Core Practices outlined by COPE. These practices guide the handling of research misconduct, complaints, and appeals. The journal also aligns with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) This commitment to ethical standards ensures the integrity and reliability of the publication process.


Publication Ethics of Authors

1. Accurately reporting information is essential, aligning with key principles and legal requirements. The reported information should adhere to the required format in the manuscript, encompassing vital details such as the research methodology, results, and the disclosure of conflicts of interest (conflict of interest), along with the identification of research funding sources (financial support).
2. If the article involves human subjects, it is imperative to obtain approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee.
3. Authors are required to provide a certification affirming that the manuscript is original, has not been previously published elsewhere, and does not have any overlapping publication during the consideration process or after acceptance for publication by the journal.
4. The reporting of content must incorporate proper references to sources. It is strictly prohibited to engage in plagiarism or present information in a manner that might be misconstrued as one's own work. Additionally, it is imperative to consistently include the source in the reference list at the end of the article.
5. Authors whose names appear in the article are expected to actively contribute to the research and assume responsibility for the copyright and/or information published for public access.
6. The author is required to meticulously prepare and compose the manuscript in the designated format.
7. If the research involves a clinical trial, it is mandatory to register it in the Thai Clinical Trials Registry (TCTR).


Publication Ethics of Reviewers

1. The responsibility for evaluating the work is assigned based on individual expertise. The evaluation process centers on assessing the significance, benefits, accuracy, and appropriateness of the article's content. It is crucial to emphasize that all information gathered during the evaluation will be treated as confidential and cannot be disclosed to the public or any individuals not directly involved in the relevant process.
2. When evaluating work, it is essential to do so with impartiality and justice, avoiding conflicts of interest. Personal opinions, considerations of race, and religious beliefs should not influence the judgment of others' work. In instances where a conflict of interest arises, the evaluator should promptly notify the editor and abstain from assessing the article to maintain objectivity and appropriateness in the evaluation process.
3. Reviewers provide suggestions for refining the article by integrating references to internationally recognized articles and clinical guidelines relevant to the topic. If the author fails to incorporate this information, it may impact the overall quality of the work.
4. Reviewers are prohibited from incorporating the article or its results into the creation of their own new articles.
5. If plagiarism of others' work is identified, promptly report it to the journal editor.


Publication Ethics of Editors

1. To fulfill the objectives of the journal, it is imperative to maintain, improve, and rectify publication errors while certifying the overall quality. The selection process for articles will prioritize their originality, quality, and the effective utilization of research findings.
2. Verify the accuracy of the author's work during the article evaluation process. Assess and choose works for potential publication in journals, or allow authors to withdraw their submissions. Approval for publication should be based on the significance of the work, ensuring fairness and equality. It is crucial that there is no conflict of interest, and the submitted work should be entirely articles, having not been published anywhere before.
3. In case of any uncertainties regarding the work, it is essential to promptly reach out to the author for clarification or additional evidence. Emphasis is placed on upholding the freedom of expression, particularly in addressing various details within the work.
4. Verify the content for plagiarism using a reliable program. Establish a clear process for taking action in the event of detection. Immediate contact with the author for clarification is necessary.
5. Information about both the authors and the article evaluators will be kept confidential throughout the entire consideration period. This confidentiality is particularly crucial to safeguard intellectual property against business interests.


Research Integrity Policy

          1. Original articles, case reports, or research involving human subjects must receive approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee. This approval should be obtained from an institution certified by the Office of Human Research Standards, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). The process of approval should adhere to ethical standards and international law, as outlined in the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki

          2. For research studies involving animals, certification must be obtained from the Animal Ethics Committee and should comply with the Animals for Scientific Purposes Act, B.E. 2558 (A.D. 2015).

          Furthermore, the journal emphasizes the importance of authors respecting the right to privacy of human participants. Consent forms should be obtained before submitting the article to the journal. Authors are required to submit relevant information or documents as evidence, either attached to the article or sent later upon request by the editors. The submission of evidence files should be facilitated through the Online Journal System.