For research involving human subjects, authors must express their compliance to Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines.  Certificate of Approval (COA) issued by relevant Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Committee (EC) must be submitted along with the manuscripts.  In the absence of the COA, the authors have to convince the Editorial Board that the study did not violate any ethical concerns on human subject research.

Research involving animals must comply with institutional, national or internationally accepted standards, and where available, should obtain prior approval from Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  The manuscript must include the name of the approval ethics committee and the standards that were followed.  When conducting research in animals, the researchers can observe the fundamental principles outlined in the Basel Declaration and the guideline provided by the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS).