Policy on Approval by Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board and Informed Consent or Appropriate Animal Care and Use

The editors draw the authors attention to the Declaration of Helsinki for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects and also to the Guiding Principles for the Care and Use of Animals (DHEW Publication, NIH, 80-23). Studies involving humans and animals or human or animal material should have appropriate ethical approval and the editors reserve the right to refuse publication on this basis.