Ethical Guidelines

Ethical guidelines

The Kerala Heart journal and it's editorial team is committed to maintain strict ethical practices in cardiovascular research and KHJ expects the highest ethical standards from it's authors also.

An ethical committee approval should be stated for all research articles involving human or animal data in the methods section with name of the committee, protocol number given by the committee and date of sanctioning. For example it should read like "the ethical committee approval of this study was obtained from the ethics committee, Cardiological Society of India Kerala chapter (csik ax301), Kerala on 3rd of August 2015".
 
A written informed consent from all participants is required for a study done on human participants. In studies involving animals, the licensing guidelines and care of animal during the study period must be mentioned. If an ethical committee approval was not taken or not required the reason has to be clearly stated.