KCJ follows standards set by national and public agencies. Individual research projects will be subject to appropriate ethical consideration and approval and if necessary individuals will be contacted for specific consent to participate.
Duplicate content discovered after publication will be addressed depending on the degree of overlap. The journal may issue a correction or a retraction as appropriate.
Policy on use of human subjects
The clinical research studies involving the use of human subjects should inform that study has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be used.
Policy on use of animals
Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. All animal experiments should comply with the appropriate standard guidelines/act for the care and use of Laboratory animals and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines.
Authors must state in their manuscript how the identity of the cell line was confirmed.