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Code of Ethics

Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the ethics in research. Journal of Humanities Therapy retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical conduct of studies.

1. Planning Research: to minimize the chance to mislead results and to meet ethical acceptability, research project should be organized with plans.

2. Plagiarism: falsified data should not be reported. If the data published is proved false, responsibility is requested to a researcher and erroneous data should be corrected through retraction, an addendum, or other means. Researchers should give appropriate credit for the work of others through citations. If reference to the relevant published work of others is intentionally omitted for the purpose of inferring personal discovery of new information, responsibility is taken by a researcher. Researchers should present their own work, not taking the work of others as their own.

3. Publication: Multiple papers written out of the same set or subset of data isn’t allowable. An author should not summit the same work to more than one publisher. After reported to the experts in the field of research, research findings should be released in the public media.

4. Responsibility: researchers and their assistants take responsibility for keeping the dignity and welfare of all participants. Research that potentially imposes harm, risk, or danger on the participant is not allowed to conduct, except the case that the benefit of the research outweighs the risks. Therefore, researchers should obtain informed consent from participants and avoid revealing their identities in public.

5. Seven areas of scientific dishonesty to avoid:
   1) Plagiarism
   2) Fabrication and falsification
   3) Nonpublication of data
   4) Faulty data-gathering procedures
   5) Poor data storage and retention
   6) Misleading authorship
   7) Sneaky publication practices

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