Authors’ obligations

Protection of people and animals

In studies conducted on human beings, it must be stated if the methods used met the critical norms of the corresponding Research Committee or Committee of Clinical Analysis (of the country, hospital, research center or institution) and the revised 1975 Declaration of Helsinki available at No images, names, initials or hospital data that allow identifying the subjects of study. When experiments with animals are included, it must be specified if the regulations of the center or the National Research Council or the possible national laws, as regards the care and use of laboratory animals, have been followed.

Redundant or duplicated publication

The submission of a text implies that the work has not been previously published in the version sent to Journal of Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics (except as a summary or part of thesis), if the text has been previously placed in a pre-print repository, the corresponding author must disclose it at the time of submitting the manuscript and indicate the corresponding DOI. If the article is accepted, the authors undertake to take care that any dissemination after publication refers to JAOP as the space in which it was published for the first time and as well that the citation refers to JAOP and the DOI assigned.

Funding and declaration of possible conflict of interest

The authors must communicate any commercial connection, material or financial help received over the research, drafting or publication, or any potential economic interest as regards the article topic and that may give rise to a conflict of interest. If there is no funding source, the manuscript must include the section and state: “the authors did not receive any funding to carry out this research”. The authors with no conflict of interest related to the subject of the work, likewise, will have to declare that “There is not any sort of interest regarding the subject of the work”. This information will be placed at the end of each collaboration in a visible place. 

Informed consent (Concern)

If applicable, the authors must mention in “Materials and methods” that the procedures and controls they used on the patients were applied after receiving their informed consent. 


The authors are responsible to secure the patients’ right to privacy protecting their identity both in the text and images of the article. No names, initials or numbers of the clinical history of the hospital shall be used, or any other sort of relevant information for the research that may identify the patient, neither in the text nor in the photographs; unless such information is essential for the article’s scientific goals, in which case it may be gathered in the article as long as the patient (or parent or guardian) provides their written informed consent (concern) to publish these data.

Obtaining of permits

Authors who on their article reproduce previously published materials (text, tables or figures) will be directly in charge of obtaining the necessary permits for them to be reproduced in the journal. Authors must have obtained the proper written authorization of the publishing house that published such material and send a copy to the journal. Should the authors have a query as to how to proceed, the editorial coordination of the Journal of Audiology, Otoneurology and Phoniatrics will be able to help them.

Statement of originality

The authors declare that the content of the manuscript is original and that it has neither been previously published nor submitted for consideration to any other publishing format, either in full or partially. The contrary is a serious breach of scientific ethics.