Review all of the journal's policies prior to submitting. Journal articles that do not meet the terms of these policies will be rejected. If articles have already been published, they will be retracted.
Maintenance of the public trust is critical to the mission and reputation of the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), which is committed to upholding the principles of transparency, integrity, and accountability. Our journal abides by the policies established through the University of Colorado's Conflict of Interest and Commitment Committee. This includes not publishing manuscripts in which authors may have situations where financial or other personal considerations have adversely affected, or have the appearance of adversely affecting, the authors’ professional judgment in exercising professional duty or responsibility in administration, management, instruction, research, and other professional activities. A conflict of interest may be financial or non-financial.
A conflict of interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by, or may be perceived to be influenced by, their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial conflicts of interest but also any non-financial conflicts of interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the manuscript. If a conflict of interest that was undisclosed is discovered, your manuscript will be immediately rejected.
If the manuscript has already been published, a retraction will be issued.
Patients or research participants have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' or research participants’ names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.
Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient or research participant who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance.
Our journal requests you omit identifying details if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning.
When informed consent has been obtained, it will be indicated in the published article.
The term "American Indian and Alaska Native," abbreviated to AI/AN (rather than "Native American"), should be used in the absence of specific tribal affiliation to refer to descendants of pre-Columbian Native populations of the Western hemisphere. This usage is in keeping with the 1977 National Congress of American Indians and the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association resolution regarding the preferred designation of the Indigenous populations of the contiguous United States. The term "Native" can also be used to refer to both American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. The terms "AI" and "AN" separately can also be used. Additionally, if the primary population concerned is Alaska Native peoples, the term "AN/AI" is also acceptable.
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