Ethics and Standards

The journal adheres to the best practices and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Author responsibilities:

  • Submit original works that have not been published elsewhere
  • Submit human subject research approved by an institutional review board
  • Disclose the IRB name, approval/exemption number, and statement of participant informed consent in the method section of the manuscript
  • Disclose any financial support or funding source provided
  • Register clinical trials and systematic reviews
  • Acknowledge non-author contributors
  • Disclose all declarations of interest
  • Copyright and Permission

    All works published in TSO are under the Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Authors retain all copyrights without restrictions and agree to the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license for their work as a condition of publication.