Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

PUBLICATION POLICIES 

Permissions for Illustrations and Figures

Permission to reproduce copyright material, for online publication in perpetuity, must be cleared and if necessary paid for by the author. Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the editors. It is also the author’s responsibility to include acknowledgments as stipulated by the particular institutions.

Ethics

Senex: Journal of Aging Studies expects that authors will observe high standards with respect to publication ethics. All papers submitted to Senex are screened for plagiarism using iThenticate.

The following practices are unacceptable:

Falsification or fabrication of data,
Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work, in whole or in part without proper citation,
Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the corresponding author. In the event of continued dispute, the matter will be referred to the relevant institutions for investigation and adjudication.

Statement of Informed Consent

All participant in researches have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including participants’ names, initials, or identification numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. Participants (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should identify individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of participants is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning. Ethical responsibility for participation in research belongs to the author.