Ethics & Rights

Duplicate Publication 

      It is unethical for authors to submit multiple similar manuscripts for publication at a time. It is also unethical for authors to submit a manuscript that has already been published or is in the process of review elsewhere. On acceptance, transfer of copyright to the Journal of  Clinical Sexology will be required.

Human studies must be performed with the subjects’ written informed consent (JSC-Patient consent Form- EN), (JSC-Patient consent Form- RO), and (JCS- Statement of Informed Consent).

Authors must provide the details of this procedure and indicate that the institutional committee on human research has approved the study protocol. Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in your paper. Patients have a right to privacy. Therefore, identifying information, including patients’ images, names, initials, or hospital names, should not be included in written descriptions and photographs. Articles concerning human or animal research should comply with the Declaration of Helsinki and this must be stated in the “Materials and Methods” section (, (JCSStatement of Human and Animal Rights).

   Reproducibility, Plagiarism, and Falsification 

      Authors must report their work accurately and precisely in order to be reproduced by other researchers independently. Plagiarism and falsification in any parts of the submitted paper are serious offenses to the scientific community and must strictly be avoided.


      The co-authors should be limited to those who have sufficiently contributed to the content of the work in a responsible and accountable manner. The corresponding author must confirm that submission of the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors.


      JCS is an open-access journal. All content is freely available without charge to any user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. The only requirement is that the work or the author be referred to in your research as a  bibliographic source.

      As an author, you retain rights for a large number of author uses. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Editor, (JCS Copyright Statement).

Copyright is transferred to the Journal, but the author has the following rights: 

– the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full texts of the articles; 

– the right to present the journal article at a meeting or conference; 

– the right to include the journal article, in full or in part, in a thesis or dissertation; 

– patent and trademark rights and rights to any process or procedure described in the journal article;

– the right to use the journal article or any part thereof in a printed compilation of works of the author; 

– the right to prepare other derivative works, to extend the journal article into book-length form, or to otherwise re-use portions or excerpts in other works, with full acknowledgment of its original publication in the journal.

Conflict of Interests

Journal of Clinical Sexology requires that each author, reviewer, and editor must disclose to the editor-in-chief any conflict of interest related to family, personal, financial, political, or religious issues as well as any competing interest. Whether or not a conflict of interest and financial support exist, they must be declared at the JCS Conflict of Interest and Authorship Conformation Form as well as at the end of the manuscripts. If a reviewer, an associate editor, or a section editor has a conflict of interest and/or believes that it is not appropriate to be a reviewer or an editor for a given manuscript, the reviewer or the editor should resign from the assignment.