Publication Ethics

Ethical Policy of International Journal of Translational Research in Urology(TRU)



The ethical policy of Translational Research in Urology (TRU) is according on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) policies and observe with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) codes of conduct. The subsequent criteria should be taken in to the account with the journal’s guide for authors. All Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editors are supposed to follow these ethical policies once working with Translational Research in Urology (TRU).

Authorship Criteria

Any author should have role considerably and adequately for the whole content of research. According to the ICMJE criteria, authorship credit should be based only on (a) important contributions to conception and plan; or gaining of data; or interpretation, analysis and explanation of data, and (b) drafting the manuscript or revising it critically (e.g., data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance).

All authors must fill and submit an Authorship Statement Form once submitting a manuscript to the Translational Research in Urology (TRU). In addition, corresponding author should recognize all authors’ contribution to the work described in the manuscript.

Overall, according to the ICMJE guidelines, all authors must fulfill the following 4 criteria:

- Substantial contributions to the conception or de-sign of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

- Final approval of the version to be published; AND

- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

For more information on authorship criteria, please see the ICMJE website.


Conflict of Interest

Based on ICMJE guidelines, a conflict of interest can be once an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer or editor has personal or financial relationships that influence (bias) improperly his/her research. These associations differ from those with insignificant potential to those with larger possible to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest.

All contributing authors will be required to complete and submit Translational Research in Urology’s Authorship Statement, Conflicts of Interest; Financial Disclosure. In this form, authors will reveal all potential conflicts of interest; include relevant financial activities, interests, relationships and affiliations (other than those affiliations mentioned in the title page of the manuscript).


Submission Declaration

Submission of an article implies that:

- The work explain is reliable and valid and that neither this manuscript nor one with significantly like content under this authorship has been published or is under consideration for publication somewhere else as well as electronically in the same form, in English or in other language, without the written consent the copy right holder.

- All authors approved to let the corresponding author to provide as the primary correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof.


Duplicate/ Previous Publication or Submission

Manuscripts are understood that not to be published earlier in print or electronic side and are not under consideration by another publication. Copies of related or possibly duplicated materials (including those containing significantly similar content or using same data) that have been available before or are under concern for another publication must be provided at the time of online submission.


Changes to Authorship

This statement concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of submitted manuscripts as described in below:

After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to send a request to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) signed  Translational Research in Urology Change to Authorship Form by all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Managing Editor to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. No authorship change is allowed after publication of manuscript.


Role of Funding Source

Authors are requested to noticeably recognize who provided financial support for the performance of research and/or homework of the article and in brief explain the role of the funder/sponsor in any part of the work including design and conduct of the study. The following rules should be followed: 

-   The sentence should begin with: ‘This work was supported by …’

-  The full official funding agency name should be given, i.e. ‘the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health’ or simply 'National Institutes of Health' not ‘NCI'(one of the 27 sub institutions) or 'NCI at NIH’.

-   Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number …….]’

-   Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ………, ………………]’

-   Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)