Editors, reviewers, publishers and authors work together with the ultimate goal of publishing quality scientific articles, adhering to high ethical standards. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology adheres to the ethical principles for medical research on humans set out in the Declaration of Helsinki – WMA DECLARATION OF HELSINKI – ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS.

Authors should follow the instructions given to the authors on the journal’s website. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the style and specifications of the journal. At the time of initial submission of the manuscript, authors must also submit a cover letter stating that the content of the proposed article has not been published in full or in part and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere (see sample).
A conflict of interest exists when there is a discrepancy between a person’s private interests and his or her responsibilities for research and publishing, so that a reasonable observer would question whether the individual’s behavior or judgment was motivated by considerations of his or her competitive interests. Authors must disclose any financial interest that may have influenced the preparation of the manuscript. Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest and, if necessary, refuse to review any manuscript that they believe has a conflict of interest. Editors should also refuse to review any manuscript that may involve such a conflict. Such manuscripts should be redirected to other editors or even journals.
The corresponding author is solely responsible for the communication with the journal and for the communication between the co-authors. Before submitting an article, the respective author must make sure that all authors are included in the author list, its order is agreed by all authors and that all authors are aware that the article should be submitted.

Editors, authors and reviewers are obliged to keep secret all the details of the editorial process and the review process of the submitted manuscripts. The review process is confidential and is conducted anonymously. The identity of reviewers is not disclosed to the authors.

The editors of the journal treat the submitted manuscripts and all communication with authors and reviewers as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers’ reports, and other confidential materials must not be published on any website or otherwise published without the prior permission of the editors.

Plagiarism is the copying or attempting to incorrectly attribute authorship, whether to ideas, text, or results. Duplicate publication occurs when the author reuses significant portions of his or her own published work without providing appropriate references. This can range from publishing an identical article in multiple journals to adding only a small amount of new data to a previously published article. The journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology” uses a special software to detect duplicate materials (anti-plagiarism software).

In the case of plagiarism, which becomes apparent after a material has already been published, the journal may correct or withdraw the original publication depending on the degree of plagiarism, the context of the published article and its impact on the integrity of the published study.

Adjustments to a published article may be made after authorization by the editor of the journal. The editors determine the number of corrections. Minor adjustments can be made directly to the original article. However, in the case of major corrections, the original article will remain unchanged and the corrected version will also be published. A statement will also be issued stating the reason for the significant change in the article. 

The journal allows authors to retain copyright to their articles without restriction. Articles are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). The title, authors and full version of the abstracts are published on the journal’s website.