Editorial Policy

Conflict of Interest

JAFIB-EP requires all authors to disclose any and all potential, perceived or actual conflicts of interest which may include but are not limited to specific financial interest, relationship and affiliations that are relevant to the topic(s) discussed in the manuscript that is been submitted. This can also include employment/affiliation, grants/funding, speaker agreement, consultant, honoraria, ownership of stock in the company, expert testimony, royalties, or patent received/pending.

This policy is not a deterrent for the authors from publishing their work. However, it is the responsibility of the journal to provide scientific integrity to the reviewers and readers. All disclosures will be published with the accepted article. If there are no conflicts disclosed, a statement to that effect will be published in the article.

Each manuscript can use initials for authors to detail the conflict-of-interest statement.

JAFIB-EP does not publish manuscripts funded by the tobacco industry.

Informed Consent

Any study conducted on patients or participants requires an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. This must be included in the "Methods" section of the manuscript. If authors include any patient identifiable details, they must have separate written permission from the patient or family member. These written consents must be maintained by the author and available upon request by JAFIB-EP.

Animal Studies

Any animal study must follow the Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  The submitting author must include a statement in the Methods Section regarding the use of laboratory animals.