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This statement of ethics is based on the recommendations of good practice from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for journal publishers. When it comes to ethical considerations for publications, there are several key aspects that researchers and authors should keep in mind. To be referenced in a tool for information retrieval, the ethics involved in its usage are related to the responsible and ethical conduct of research. We are firmly committed to promoting the most ethical publishing considerations and expect all authors to adhere to the high standards of publication ethics. All cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with COPE guidelines.


Articles received by the Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie / The French Journal of HistoTechnology are peer-reviewed in a double-blind reviewing process. For each article, national and international experts, appointed by the journal's editorial board, belong to institutions other than the author's own. Selected articles are released under the property license After its publication in the Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology, the author is encouraged to cite his article in his other scientific publications as needed. Authors are not remunerated. They subscribe to the editorial charter of the Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology and accept the distribution of their article in order to promote scientific and technical exchanges within the community of the histological practice.



The authors are responsible for the statements they make in their articles. They are also responsible for the accuracy of their quotations and references and undertake to respect the ethics and practices in force in the scientific community regarding the referencing of the sources used: origin of the texts, figures, tables, or any other data cited in the article must be systematically indicated in a precise manner. Authors should adhere to publication ethics guidelines, which include submitting original work, avoiding duplicate publications, and not engaging in fraudulent practices. Researchers should adhere to broader principles of research ethics, such as obtaining informed consent from human subjects, ensuring the welfare and human treatment of animals in experiments, and conducting research in a manner that minimizes harm and maximizes benefits. Additionally, authors should respect the peer review process and respond appropriately to feedback and suggestions from reviewers and editors.

Sources identification

If the article uses sources that are not free of rights in a way that goes beyond the simple quotation allowed in scientific productions, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the data used and must, when submitting the article, inform the Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology. Any use of all or part of the content of the Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology must be accompanied by its bibliographic record and must be clearly referenced (indicating the name of the journal, the issue concerned, the year of its publication and its DOI). Reproduction of all or part of the articles for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.

Data integrity

Researchers must maintain the integrity of their data and ensure that it is accurate, reliable, and free from manipulation. Data should be collected, analyzed, and reported honestly, without any selective reporting or misrepresentation.

Disclosure standards

Authors presenting the results of original research must provide an accurate description of the work and underlying data. Authors should provide transparent and detailed information about their methods, materials, and data collection procedures, making it possible for others to reproduce the results. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism

AAuthors / researchers who submit articles to the Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology ensure that: 1. their manuscript is original and unpublished, it has not been copied or plagiarized. They properly attribute and cite the sources they used in their work. This includes giving credit to the original authors and avoiding any form of intellectual theft. 2. authors should not submit manuscripts representing the same study to more than one journal (or book). Plagiarism is a serious ethical violation.

Authorship of the manuscript

Researchers must accurately attribute authorship and acknowledge the contributions of all individuals involved in the research process. This includes listing all co-authors and giving proper credit to individuals who have provided significant intellectual or technical contributions. Other people who were involved in important aspects of the study must be cited as contributors in the acknowledgements section. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript, and that they have agreed to the submission of the manuscript.


Fundamental errors in the publication

When an author discovers a material error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author's duty to promptly inform the editor or publisher of the Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology and to cooperate with them in having the article withdrawn and an appropriate statement of correction or erratum issued.

Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the research or the data interpretation. This includes financial, personal, or professional relationships that could be perceived as biasing the findings.



Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without taking into account any other criteria of the authors (ethnic origin, gender, etc.).


The editorial board and editor-in-chief should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher, if applicable.

Decision on publishing

The editorial board and editor-in-chief of the Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology are responsible for the decision to publish submitted articles. They may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are subject, under the control of the publisher, to legal and ethical requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. For the publication decision, they take into account the evaluation made by the reviewers and may confer with the editorial board.


Peer review helps the editor in chief to make editorial decisions and, through editorial communication with the author, it can also help the author to improve the article.

Implementation timeframe

If a reviewer feels unqualified to review the research presented in a manuscript or knows that it is not possible to meet the deadline, he/she should immediately inform the editor in chief so that the article can be sent to another reviewer.


Manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential. They must not be shown or discussed with others, unless authorized by the editorial Committee.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is not accepted. Reviewers must clearly express their point of view, with supporting arguments

Sources identification

Reviewers should draw the editor's attention to any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript and previously published data. Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any such indication must be accompanied by an appropriate comment.


Disclosure of Information and Conflicts of Interest

Researchers should participate in the peer review process with integrity and impartiality. This involves providing unbiased and constructive feedback on the work of others and maintaining confidentiality. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal interest.




The editorial board and editor-in-chief of theRevue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology are ultimately responsible for monitoring and enforcing the obligations of authors, guest editors and reviewers.

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