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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Research involving animals

All research use of animals must comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and all applicable institutional and national standards for animal care and experimentation. The sex and age of animals must be indicated in the manuscript, and, where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex and/or age on the results of the study must be discussed. Authors must clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines and standards have been followed and approved by the relevant committee(s). A completed ARRIVE checklist must be uploaded with the manuscript.

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Ethics committee approval and patient consent

Experimental research involving human or animal subjects must receive prior approval from the author's institutional review board or ethics committee. Confirmation of this approval is to be explicitly mentioned in the manuscript including the number of proposal and the name of the board/committee that gave the approval. Investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. The use of animals in experiments must follow the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education by the New York Academy of Sciences Ad Hoc Animal Research Committee.

If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient must be obtained. Patients' identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript.


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