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Each author warrants that his or her submission to the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology is original and that he or she has full power to enter into this agreement. Neither this work nor a similar work has been published elsewhere in any language nor shall be submitted for publication elsewhere while under consideration by Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology. Each author also accepts that the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology will not be held legally responsible for any claims of compensation.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Please include at the end of the acknowledgements a declaration that the experiments comply with the current laws of the country in which they were performed. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the abovementioned requirements. The author(s) will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.

TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT

In consideration of Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology’s publication, the authors hereby transfer, assign, and otherwise convey all copyright ownership worldwide, in all languages, and in all forms of media now or hereafter known, including electronic media such as CD-ROM, Internet, and Intranet, to Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology. If Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology should decide for any reason not to publish an author’s submission, Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology shall give prompt notice of its decision to the corresponding author, this agreement shall terminate, and neither the author nor Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology shall be under any further liability or obligation.

Each author certifies that he or she has no commercial associations (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article, except as disclosed on a separate attachment. All funding sources and all institutional or corporate affiliations of the authors are acknowledged in a footnote in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Technology.

Each author certifies that his or her institution has approved the protocol for any investigation involving humans or animals and that all experimentation was conducted in conformity with ethical and humane principles of research.