GMJ Medicine is an open access, online, peer reviewed journal published by GMJ Medical Press, LLC in Germany from September, 2017. The publication frequency of GMJ Medicine is continuous. All articles will be published immediately after acceptance under one VOLUME annually. GMJ Medicine is a principle member and subscribes to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and World Association of medical Editors. We follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by International Committee for Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), as well as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for editors. The ethical policy of GMJ Medicine is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) codes of conduct. The following guidelines should be read in line with the journal’s guide for authors. The statements confirm that confidentiality and fairness should be considered in all the GMJ Medicine procedures and interactions. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with GMJ Medicine.