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    Ethical Approval has been made mandatory since 2010

    Dear Authors,

    Thank you very much for highlighting the importance of ethics in research. When I was at the Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), Journal of Nepal Medical Association (JNMA) and Journal of Nepal Health Research Council (JNHRC), authors were required to submit ethical approval letter from 2010. We started advertising and notifying authors of this from 2008.

    I left KUMJ and JNMA in...

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