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Time: February 28, 2023

XHP journals do not accept the listing of any artificial intelligence (AI) tools, including large language models (LLM) such as ChatGPT, as an author, because such tools cannot take any responsibility for the contents (text and/or figures) they have produced. Therefore, they do not fulfill the ICMJE criteria for authorship.

According to the principles of transparency, authors who make use of any AI tools must provide detailed information regarding such application of the tools in the Methods section and/or make a clear declaration in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript. An author's intentional concealment of the use of AI tools will be treated as academic misconduct, and consequently, result in retraction of the article.

The above policy has been updated in the Instructions for Authors for each of the XHP journals.

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