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Ethical statement:
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human and animal studies have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfil the above-mentioned requirements.


Publishing ethics, plagiarism, conflict of interest and copyright transfer:
Before publication the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, must legally declare: 1) that the manuscript is not currently in press or under consideration or by any other publisher, 2) that the work will not be submitted to any other publisher before our decision has been made, and 3) that the work is original and free from fraud or plagiarism. In addition, the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with any organization sponsoring the research. They should also state that they have full control over all primary data and that they agree to allow the journal to review their data if requested. Finally, the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and reproduction rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and reproduction of information under copyright laws. Therefore, the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, must compile and sign the “
Copyright Assignment Form”, and send it via e-mail Accepted manuscripts will become permanent property of Acta Translational Medicine, and will not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written permission of both the author and the publisher.