Journal Advertising Policies

All Future Science Group journals will consider advertising and sponsorship opportunities, as a means to provide value to our readers. It is important to us that this is carried out in a responsible way, and therefore Future Science Group journals follow the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in this regard.

The following policies apply to both the print and electronic versions of journal publications produced by Future Science Group (Future Medicine Ltd, Future Science Ltd and Newlands Press Ltd):

  • All advertising must be an accurate description of the product or service, legal, decent, truthful, honest and socially responsible (not encouraging illegal, unsafe or anti-social behaviour).

  • Advertisements must comply with the relevant laws, regulations and industry codes for the geographic area in which they appear (including those related to the advertisement of medicines).

  • Advertising has no influence over editorial decisions, with advertising and editorial being managed by two separate departments.

  • A journal’s editorial team has full and final authority for approving print and online advertisements and for enforcing advertising policy.

  • A journal’s editorial team will consider all criticisms of advertisements for publication, in the same way as any other journal content.

  • Advertisements will not be juxtaposed with editorial content on the same product.

  • Advertisements/sponsored content will always be clearly identifiable as such.

  • Advertisements will not be carried for products proven to be seriously harmful to health.