Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Authors must follow the ethical standards for all kind of experiments (both on human beings, and on animals).
Authorship is based on:
1.    substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2.     drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and
3.     final approval of the version to be reviewed or published.
Authors must meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983. Do not use patients’ names, initials or institution name in the article text and illustrative materials.
When reporting experiments on animals, it mentions the agreement of the institution or a National Research Council’s guide, or any national law on the care and use of laboratory animals for scientific purposes. A statement describing explicitly the ethical background to the studies being reported should be included in all manuscripts in the Materials and Methods section.
•The authors further attest that all efforts were made to minimize the number of animals used and their suffering.
• If the ethical standard governing the reported research is different from those guidelines indicated above, the authors must provide information in the submission cover letter about which guidelines and oversight procedures were followed.
•The Editors reserve the right to return manuscripts in which there is any question as to the appropriate and ethical use of human or animal subjects
To confirm your agreement with this, you are required to include the following statement in your Cover Letter indicating your agreement with these standards: “I have read and have abided by the statement of ethical standards for manuscripts submitted to the Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal”.
Conflict of Interest
Conflict of interest in the publication process occurs when influences other than science result in an article being either rejected or published with results or discussion, which misleads the reader. A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by secondary interests. This information will be held in confidence by the editor-in-chief, unless the manuscript is accepted; in which case a general description of the conflict will be published with the article.

Authorial
The author(s) must guarantee: (1) that the article has not been published elsewhere; (2) it is not being considered for publication elsewhere; and (3) that it has been submitted with the full knowledge and approval of the institution or organization given as the affiliation of the author(s). Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies the consent of each of the authors.
Authors are required to declare any and all conflicts of interest (financial, personal, or other) that may affect the information, research, analysis, or interpretation presented in the manuscript in the structured disclosure section that appears after the text, before the references in every article and report published in Timişoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal.

Editorial
Reviewers and editors are required to declare any and all potential conflicts of interest.

For additional information regarding publication ethics and malpractice statement, authors, editors and peer-reviewers may consult the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) at   http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/editorshome.editors/Introduction.
All authors whose articles are sent for publication in Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal will sign and send, along with the article and the cover letter, a document relating to copyright; it will be printed, completed and scanned with original signatures of all authors.
Copyright_assignment_form (download)

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