Human Subject Research
All investigations relying on human participation MUST receive approval from the Institution Review Board (IRB) at the authors' institution or similar committee. Authors must be able to provide written evidence of such approval if needed. The Journal of Cancer Stem Cell Research maintains the right to reject research that does not meet the Journal's standards of ethical work. All human subjects must have given written consent to participate in the study, and have been given appropriate instructions during the trials. The authors must be able to provide the consent form if needed. Authors may be asked to submit a blank, sample copy of a subject consent form. In special circumstances if written approval was not given by subjects, the Journal of Cancer Stem Cell Research may accept work that was approved by the authors' ethics committee. It is imperative to conduct the studies in the most effective manner; protecting the subject's privacy and maintaining anonymity. Moreover, any information that can compromise patient privacy such as photos should not be included in the manuscript unless absolutely necessary. In such cases the subject must provide written complete Consent Form for Publication in Journal of Cancer Stem Cell Research (PDF). Complete information about patient privacy can be found in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Privacy and Confidentiality guidelines.