ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBILITY
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology-Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology comply with international standards of research and publication ethics. Editors follow the rules of publication ethics as explained by WAME http://www.wame.org/policies-and-resources and ICMJE http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/about-the-recommendations/ and recommend the guidelines of COPE.
It is the author's responsibility to ensure the scientific and ethical compliance of papers. Every author should have a direct scientific and academic contribution in the submitted article; In this context, an "author" is regarded as the one who has a remarkable role/part in conceptualization and design of the study, data collection, analysis and interpretation as well as the writing and critical review of the paper. Designing, revising and implementation the study are the other requirements for being an author. Taking a role in funding, data collection or general supervision of the research team cannot qualify a person as "author". Each individual who was denoted as an author has to fulfill the above given criteria in full. Any person who fulfills the given criteria can be qualified as an author. All investigators of a multi-center study have to fulfill the criateria for being qualified as an author. The name order of authors' should be the common decision of all authors. Authors have to make the name order of authors evident with duly signed copyright assignment form. Names and institutions of authors as well as the name, address, e-mail, phone numbers and other Access information of the correspondent author should be given in the section beneath the title. Individuals other than authors, who contributed to the study (technical, writing or a general support) should be given in the section titled "acknowledgements". Such supporting persons who cannot be qualified as an author should be mentioned under sections such as "clinical/assistant investigators" and/or their contributions (scientific consultant, reviewer, caregiver, observer" should be indicated. Announcement of a name in the section "acknowledgements" requires informed consent by the said individuals.