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Scientific Integrity Policy

The Scientific Integrity Policy for submission of abstracts is based on recommendations from the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, the Council of Science Editors White Paper on Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity. AAA expect all authors to comply with generally accepted standards to avoid scientific misconduct.

Abstract Review
All abstracts submitted to Anatomy Connected for possible publication and presentation at the conference will undergo a review process prior to publication in one of the AAA’s Journals. (Please note: The Journal editors and editorial board play no role in the review of the abstracts) The goal of abstract review is to be inclusive of quality science without compromising scientific integrity. AAA has a procedure for reviewing abstracts and has the general authority to reject an abstract as part of the review process. Both authors and reviewers are expected to take their roles seriously, as detailed below.

Research Regulations
For research using human subjects, AAA endorses the protections embodied in the Basic Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and their expansion in the regulations governing research supported by the U.S. Government (45 CFR Part 46; 56 FR 28003). AAA does not endorse and will not publish results of research not conducted in accordance with these principles. Investigations involving animals reported in abstracts must have been conducted in accordance with the FASEB Statement of Principles for the use of Animals in Research and Education.

Authorship is defined as 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the abstract or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to scientifically defend their work in the format (poster or oral presentation) assigned by AAA. 

Only the first author may present the paper, unless prior approval has been received. The first author must find a replacement speaker if more than one of his/her abstracts is programmed at the same time.

You may be first author of more than one paper provided that each submission represents distinct research.  

Authors are not permitted to submit an abstract on work that has previously been published.  Exception: if additional data/research is added to a previously published abstract the abstract may be accepted.

The abstract submitter has the approval of all authors and sponsors listed in the application to publish and present the information contained in the abstract.

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