Ethical guidelines for publishing in the journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle rapid communications

Stephan von Haehling, Nicole Ebner, John E Morley, Andrew JS Coats, Stefan D Anker


This article details the principles of ethical authorship and publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle Rapid Communications (JCSM Rapid Communications). At the time of submission to JCSM Rapid Communications, the corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, needs to certify adherence to these principles. The principles are obtained below:


  1. All authors listed on a manuscript considered for publication have approved its submission and (if accepted) publication as provided to JCSM Rapid Communications;
  2. No person having a right to be recognized as author has been omitted from the list of authors on the submitted manuscript;
  3. The submitted work is original and is neither under consideration elsewhere nor has it been published previously in whole or in part other than in abstract form;
  4. All authors certify that the work is original and does not contain excessive overlap with prior or contemporaneous publication elsewhere, and where the publication reports on cohorts, trials, or data that have been reported on before these other publications must be referenced;
  5. All original research work are approved by the relevant bodies such as institutional review boards or ethics committees;
  6. All conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, that may affect the authors' ability to present data objectively, and relevant sources of funding have been duly declared in the manuscript;
  7. The manuscript in its published form will be maintained on the servers of JCSM Rapid Communications as a valid publication only as long as all statements in the guidelines on ethical publishing remain true; and
If any of the aforementioned statements ceases to be true, the authors have a duty to notify the Editors of JCSM Rapid Communications as soon as possible so that the available information regarding the published article can be updated and/or the manuscript can be withdrawn.

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von Haehling S, Morley JE, Coats AJS, Anker SD. Ethical guidelines for publishing in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle: update 2015. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2015, 6:315–316


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