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Authorship Responsibilities

The author-editor relationship is founded on confidentiality. Authors should hold all communication between themselves and the journal in confidence.


The authors should provide a statement attesting to the originality of the study they have submitted for consideration.


Authors have a responsibility to be forthright when complying with journal submission requirements. This entails disclosure about the originality of the content, a statement of an author’s actual contribution to the study, and financial and conflict of interest disclosures. The New Journal of Urology requires statements on the regulatory status of any drugs or devices used in the study. Please check it out at https://newjournalurology.com/author-guidelines

Copyright Assignment

The content in question must be original and not otherwise under copyright elsewhere (in whole or in part). Authors should ensure that the study under consideration is original and does not contain plagiarized content. In addition, authors must avoid duplicate publication, which is reproducing verbatim content from their other publications.


Authors frequently wish to reuse previously published images and other copyrighted material. It is the author’s responsibility to follow journal or publisher guidelines to reuse any copyrighted material and provide proper attribution. This includes the author’s own work if the copyright was ever transferred to a publisher or journal. Authors should contact the journal or publisher of the source material or consult the “permissions” information that can be found on many of their websites. Permission should be granted in writing and the authors should retain this documentation. The editor may request a copy of this notification as well.


Multiple Submissions

In the biomedical sciences, it is not acceptable for authors to submit the report of a study to several journals at the same time, including a manuscript undergoing peer review that has not been formally rejected by the original journal to which the manuscript was submitted. Authors who do not follow this standard may find that editors reject their papers as a violation of policy. In addition, this practice can be a violation of copyright.

If authors want to submit their article to another journal while it is under consideration elsewhere, then they must send a formal notification to the editor of the journal in which it is under consideration, requesting that their study be withdrawn from further consideration. All co-authors must agree to the request for withdrawal and this agreement must be made clear to the editor of the journal with which the study is under consideration. Authors should request formal acknowledgment from the journal to the effect that the editors understand the manuscript has been withdrawn from future consideration. On receipt of notification from the journal acknowledging the withdrawal, the authors may submit their manuscripts elsewhere. They should retain a copy of the notification.


Data Sharing

Data sharing is the practice of making data used for scholarly research available to other investigators. The goal of this policy is to promote reproducibility and availability of underlying data sets. Authors should be aware of their data-sharing responsibilities imposed by their funding agencies.

Human Subjects Research

All journals should require formal affirmation that human subject’s research on which a submission is based was approved by an institutional review board or complied with the Declaration of Helsinki. Although some institutional review boards may consider certain types of studies, such as case reports, to be exempt from their approval, an institutional review board review may still be necessary to make that determination.

Journal editors may request a copy of the institutional review board determination letter during manuscript submission. Additionally, authors should obtain written informed consent from the subjects of case reports and written permission to use any identifiable images.

Animal Research

The New Journal of Urology requires formal affirmation that any research involving animals was approved by an animal care and use committee and was conducted according to the approved protocol and acceptable research standards for animal experimentation.