Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author's institution or employer) has financial or personal relationships or affiliations that could influence the author's decisions or work on the manuscript. Authors are required to identify all relevant financial interests and relationships or financial conflicts (e.g., employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, stock ownership or options, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending), particularly those present at the time the research was conducted and through publication, as well as other financial interests that represent potential future financial gain. The disclosure of funding should be indicated in the Acknowledgments section within the manuscript.
The Author Submission Requirement Form should be completed by the corresponding author on behalf of each coauthor and should be submitted with the manuscript.
The Editorial Board of the New Journal of Urology will immediately reject a submitting manuscript which has a high similarity index to other papers in the Similarity Check. When malpractices are found in the submitted article to the New Journal of Urology, the New Journal of Urology will follow the flowchart by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts) for settlement of any misconduct. The editorial board of the New Journal of Urology is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions when needed.
Responsibilities of Author
The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.
When submitting a manuscript to New J Urol, authors accept to assign the copyright of their manuscript to the journal. If rejected for publication, the copyright of the manuscript will be assigned back to the authors. New J Urol requires each submission to be accompanied by a Author Contribution&Copyright Transfer Form. When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).
• For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed
• consen of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo.
• For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly.
• Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in
• the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript.
• It is the authors’ responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the
• patients, releases signed by the patient or their legal representative should be enclosed.
All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate) and the limitation without similarity is 25%.
Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in New J Urol reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.
When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication; sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is data segmentation, to adding little new data to the previous article.
The New Journal of Urology journal uses the ithenticate program for scanning plagiarism (http://www.ithenticate.com). The articles to be published are required to have less than 20% similarity. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, the journal will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts.