All digital images in manuscripts will be scrutinized for any indication of manipulation that is inconsistent with the following guidelines. Any proved manipulation may result in withdraw manuscript, rejection, or retraction of a published article.
The corresponding author must reply to any question raised during or after the peer review process and they are committed to send original data immediately upon request. Cases of suspected misconduct will be reported to the author(s)’ institution(s).
note: This guideline is written partly from a similar guideline from BMC.