Experimental and Clinical Transplantation: A Commitment To Integrity, Accountability, and Ethics in Publication

Mehmet Haberal, Marwan Masri, Ahad J. Ghods, S. Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Faissal A. M. Shaheen
2012 Experimental and Clinical Transplantation  
For the past few years, the social, economic, and political issues surrounding the field of organ transplantation have entered into many ethical discussions. Transplant tourism, and organ trade in particular, have finally received the attention they deserve and many commendable developments have ensued. The "Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism," the result of a collective effort by hundreds of transplant professionals the world over, is one such example and is
more » ... h example and is now considered the universal charter for ethical conduct in the field of transplantation. The Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation and its official journal Experimental and Clinical Transplantation were among its first endorsers, and it is our policy to ensure that all authors of articles published in our Journal adhere fully to the rules and regulations stated in The Declaration of Istanbul and by the Committee on Publication Ethics. We believe that the medical community must ensure that a foundation of ethical conduct and scientific integrity is maintained throughout the field, and we must strive toward this goal in all our clinical and scholarly efforts.
doi:10.6002/ect.2013.ecte1 pmid:23387535 fatcat:333snbflxbbbfisfw2sfwz4pny