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Journal Policies and Procedures.  

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11 ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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All journals should require authors of manuscripts that report studies that involve human participants to state explicitly in the Methods section of the manuscript that an appropriate independent ethics committee or IRB approved the study protocol or project or determined that the investigation was excluded or exempt from such approval and the reasons why. The name of the ethics committee(s) or IRB(s) should be specified in the Methods section. If the study protocol was approved by several ethics committees or IRBs, as might be expected in a study conducted in more than 1 country, it is appropriate to note that review and approval were conducted by the ethics committees or IRBs of all participating centers or institutions....