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Conflicts of Interest and Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest may exist when an author (or the author's institution or employer) has financial or personal relationships or affiliations that could influence the author's decisions or work on the manuscript. Authors are required to identify all relevant financial interests and relationships or financial conflicts (e.g., employment/affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, stock ownership or options, royalties, or patents filed, received, or pending), particularly those present at the time the research was conducted and through publication, as well as other financial interests that represent potential future financial gain. The disclosure of funding should be indicated in the Acknowledgments section within the manuscript.

The “Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form” should be completed by the corresponding author on behalf of each coauthor and should be submitted with the manuscript.

The Editorial Board of The New Journal of Urology will immediately reject a submitting manuscript which has a high similarity index to other papers in the Similarity Check. When malpractices are found in the submitted article to The New Journal of Urology, Editorial Board will follow the flowchart by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for settlement of any misconduct. The Editorial Board of The New Journal of Urology is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions when needed.


Responsibilities of Author

The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines (COPE). In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor-in-Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints.

The New Journal of Urolgy requires each submission to be accompanied by Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form. When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s).

  • For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. 
  • For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. 
  • Information on patient consent, the name of the ethics committee, and the ethics committee approval number should also be stated in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript. 
  • It is the authors’ responsibility to carefully protect the patients’ anonymity. For photographs that may reveal the identity of the patients, releases signed by the patient or their legal representative should be enclosed.


All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate) and the limitation without similarity is 20%.

Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in The New Journal of Urology reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.