Scientific Journals are journals dedicated to publishing and comprehensively reporting all kinds of scientific research. Scientific articles range from research articles, reviews, short communications, editorials and case reports. The emphasis is on covering research that has been already performed, as well as uncovering new arenas of research.
Scientific journals publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles. The peer review process ensures the validity of the reported facts and findings. The articles must follow the journal's guidelines for conducting, reporting and editing scientific research (ex. ICMJE guidelines).
Any studies conducted on animals must be approved by ethical committees. The trials conducted on human subjects should follow proper protocol for conducting and reporting of these trials. The Equator network provides a concise list of guidelines like CONSORT, PRISMA, STROBE, COREQ, ENTREQ, SAMPL etc. for enhancing the quality and transparency of health research. The manuscripts reporting human clinical trials should either submit the informed consent form to the editorial board before publication, or provide a written consent to provide the same, if required.
Scientific journals have the moral responsibility of safeguarding the interests of the general public and prioritizing it over the benefits of science.