Hazards to Human or Animal Subjects
The Journal of Innovation Management (JIM) authors must clearly identify in their manuscript any unusual hazards and/or risks they encountered in this work from the use of chemicals, procedures, technology, or special equipment. If a study possesses the potential for both beneficial and harmful applications, commonly known as "dual use research”, this must be disclosed by JIM authors on the Title Page at the time of submission.
If animal or human subjects have been used in research work then JIM authors must provide a statement confirming that all procedures were conducted in accordance with applicable laws and institutional guidelines, and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have granted their approval. If the research involved experimentation with human subjects, another statement must be provided to confirm that informed consent was obtained. Human subject privacy rights must always be observed and respected. The authors must guarantee that their research adheres to the ethical guidelines outlined in The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) concerning experiments involving human subjects.
JIM authors should indicate whether experiments undertaken as part of their research were in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations such as the: Directive 2010/63/EU; Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes; Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018; The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity; US National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, US Public Health Service’s Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations (SI 2012/3039); and, as applicable, the Animal Welfare Act specific to where the research was conducted.
For the inclusion of case details, personal information, or images of patients and any other individuals in a publication of JIM, it is necessary the responsibility of the author to acquire appropriate consents, permissions, and releases. The author must retain written consents and should be prepared to furnish JIM with copies of the same, or evidence confirming their acquisition, if requested.