Egypt J Pediatr Allergy Immunol, eISSN: 2314-8934
Official journal of Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI)
ESPAI is a Member of WAO ESPAI is a Member of FOCIS
Publication Ethics
Publication and authorship

Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure

Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure

Copyright and conflict of interest. Final Manuscripts must be accompanied by a copyright transfer and conflict of interest statement signed by each author. The signed Transfer of Copyright documents and Conflict of Interest statement forms must be received in the Editorial Office before an accepted manuscript can be sent to the publisher. The vested interests of authors (such as company affiliations or funding relevant to the study) must be declared. The Journal requires all authors to acknowledge all funding sources and financial support for the research including grants.

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Originality and plagiarism. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that these have been appropriately cited or quoted. The data should be original; any fraudulent data are totally forbidden. The corresponding author should clearly state that the manuscript is not published or under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract) and that its publication is approved by all authors. Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one journal is a breach of publications ethics. Plagiarism is unacceptable and will be detected through the reviewing system of the journal. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Experiments on human subjects.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000.

Informed consent. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information should not be published unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. When obtained, an informed consent should be indicated in the published article.

Experiments on animals

In case of articles entailing experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. The authors should state the experiment was carried out in accordance with the EU Directive 2010/63/EU or animal experiments

 It is expected that all studies will have received appropriate Ethics committee approval.

Author's responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. Contributing authors are expected to have significantly contributed to the research. The corresponding author should provide a statement that all data in the manuscript are real and authentic. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers

Judgments in peer reviewing should be objective. The process of peer reviewing depends to a large extent on trust, and requires that everyone involved behaves responsibly and ethically.

Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially; reviewers therefore should keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers must not publicly discuss authors’ work and must not appropriate authors’ ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting their reviews.

Reviewers are expected to respond promptly to requests to review and to submit reviews within the time agreed. Reviewers’ comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.

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Editorial responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.

Editors will have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept. Editorial decisions are based on the relevance of a manuscript to the journal and on the manuscript’s originality, quality, and contribution to evidence about important questions. Those decisions are not by any means influenced by commercial interests, personal relationships or agendas, or findings that are negative or that credibly challenge accepted wisdom. In addition, authors should submit for publication or otherwise make publicly available, and editors should not exclude from consideration for publication, studies with findings that are not statistically significant or that have inconclusive findings. Such studies may provide evidence that combined with that from other studies through meta-analysis might still help answer important questions, and a public record of such negative or inconclusive findings may prevent unwarranted replication of effort or otherwise be valuable for other researchers considering similar work.

A paper will be accepted when reasonably certain. When errors are found correction or retraction will be published. Anonymity of reviewers is preserved.

Publishing ethics issues

The editorial board vows to monitor/safeguard publishing ethics as stated in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guideline resources at and the Publication Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) at

The Egyptian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology vows to maintain the integrity of the academic record, precludes business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards. It will always publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies and will not accept any plagiarism or fraudulent data.

Guidelines for retracting articles


The editorial board has the right to consider retracting a publication if there is clear evidence for instance of data fabrication, plagiarism, or the results have previously been published without permission.



Although articles are subject to review and editing, statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein are those of the author(s); the Editor(s) and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the Editor(s) nor the publisher guarantee, warrant, or endorse any product or service advertised in this publication, nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.




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