The research must be conducted ethically and responsibly, and it must adhere to all applicable laws. Authors must be aware of, and refrain from, scientific misconduct and publishing ethics violations.
Authors should communicate their findings clearly, honestly, and accurately, free of fabrication, falsification, or improper data manipulation. The authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of their work.
Authors should make every effort to describe their techniques unambiguously so that their findings can be independently verified.
All sources of research financing should be disclosed, including both direct and indirect financial support.