Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The Journal of Cutaneous Oncology follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. Thus, it is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behaviour. In addition, we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Responsibility of Editors


The editors and editorial staff of JoCO will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

The editors and editorial board members of JoCO will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Editors will recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers.

Responsibility of Authors

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Responsibility of Reviewers


Manuscripts for review are considered confidential documents. Information concerning the manuscripts will not be discussed with others without the approval of the editor.