Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The ethic statements of BulNoso Bulletin “Nosocomial Infections” are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Accordingly, it is expected that all parties involved in the process of publishing will agree with the respective standards of ethical behavior.
For detailed information on ethics in publishing the authors should refer to Ethical guidelines for journal publication (www.elsevier.com/publishingethics and www.elsevier.com/ethicalguidelines). Reports on human and/or animal experimentation must include a statement that the work have been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html and Drective 2010/63/EU for animal experiments ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/legislation_en.htm.
Reports on biomedical investigations involving human subjects must include a statement indicating that informed consent was obtained after the nature and possible consequences of the studies had been fully explained.
Conflicts of interests
At the end of the text, under a subheading "Conflict of interest statement" all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could inappropriately influence (bias) the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, honoraria, paid expert testimony, stock (see also www.elsevier.com/conflictsofinterest).
Funding and sponsorship
All sources of funding should be declared as an acknowledgement at the end of the text. Authors should declare the role of study sponsors. When the work included in a paper has been supported by a grant or supplies from any source, including a manufacturer or commercial company, this must be indicated.