Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Pakistan Journal of Urology (PJU) upholds stringent ethical standards for publication and expects authors to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Authorship and Contribution: Authors must have made substantial contributions to the research and agree to the final manuscript.

  2. Originality and Plagiarism: Manuscripts must be original, and any form of plagiarism is unacceptable.

  3. Data Access and Retention: Authors may be required to provide raw data upon editorial request and ensure its availability post-publication.

  4. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously is considered unethical.

  5. Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper citation of relevant works is necessary to acknowledge the contributions of others.

  6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could affect the interpretation of their findings.

  7. Reporting Standards: Authors should accurately present their research and provide sufficient detail for replication.

  8. Ethical Oversight: Compliance with laws and institutional guidelines regarding human or animal subjects is imperative, including obtaining informed consent.

  9. Peer Review Process: Authors should actively participate in the peer review process and respond promptly to editors' requests.

  10. Corrections, Retractions, and Editorial Policies: Authors are responsible for notifying editors of significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, and editors will take appropriate action to maintain the integrity of the academic record.