Editoral Guidlines

The editorial team at xplorehealth.eu adheres to the following guidelines. They affirm independent reporting and meticulous work practices. Especially with health-related topics, there is a high responsibility towards readers. High-quality journalism, comprehensive research, and quality control are therefore among our core values. Our editorial guidelines outline our working methods and principles.

1. Task and Responsibility

We see ourselves as an independent portal with high responsibility regarding sensitive content. Therefore, the articles must be created by experienced editors and are subject to appropriate quality control. The medical advisors are part of the control body and can be consulted if necessary. Through the established process in our editorial guidelines and the core values of our working methods, content should always be implemented correctly and professionally. It is primarily about the professional expertise in the medical field.

Our readers should feel comprehensively informed and supported. We cover the latest achievements in healthcare, provide insights into current research, and consider other findings in this field. The reports are always based on well-founded facts and are prepared legibly. Even complex and difficult topics can be understood by laypeople. An appropriate language is therefore important to make the articles accessible to as many people as possible.

2. Diligence

xplorehealth.eu always bears responsibility for correctly researched content. All information in the posts and articles must be thoroughly researched and factually correct. Therefore, a careful work practice is important, considering all perspectives. This way, the integrity of our platform is protected. Additionally, all editors are aware of the responsibility that reporting in the medical field entails. The published articles are not meant to replace medical advice and do not serve as health prevention. They have solely an advisory purpose.

Due to a diverse readership, our editors are more precisely trained in diligence. Reporting must be impartial without personal prejudices and within a professional framework. Furthermore, empathy is required in the language used. People should be supported with their health concerns and informed understandably about facts and contexts, even in sensitive areas.

3. Use of Sources

Our editors use interviews with experts, interviews, and reports from official institutes as sources. The identity of each source is always documented to identify statements and declare them as quotes. All interview partners are strictly examined regarding their expertise. Additionally, the sources must always be traceable by the chief editor. The research of sources is carried out with the mentioned diligence. Studies are always reviewed based on well-founded and scientific principles. For transparency, the authors or publishers of the study are named or linked if applicable. The social and academic affiliation of the chosen experts does not play a role.

The content must not only be current but also unique. Existing texts are not to be duplicated. Used sources must be identified as such and not taken out of context. All quotes must be presented without distortion.

4. Corrections and Quality Control

Despite intended diligence, errors can occur among editors. Here we rely on transparent handling and mark updates or corrections of the articles. This can involve factual errors as well as typos. The spread of false statements is thus to be prevented. The published articles are regularly checked for content and corrected or expanded if necessary.

Quality control is carried out by our team and the advisors themselves. No approval from external third parties is required. All advertisements or connections of this kind are always identified. Additionally, articles with advertising content do not take precedence over other versions. More information on this is outlined in our terms and conditions.

5. Integrity

Our team is subject to the principle of integrity. Therefore, reporting must always be neutral, and editors may not accept financial benefits or gifts. Moreover, the texts are written impartially, politically correctly, and independently. Quotes and free expressions of opinion must always be identified as such. All scientific facts must be substantiated with sources. Advice from experts in the medical field does not exempt editors from examining all viewpoints on a topic in detail.

We clearly distance ourselves from exaggerations, sensational journalism, false statements, or deceptions. Facts must always be presented truthfully. There is no place for half-truths, hate comments, or speculations on our platform.

6. Professional Support

To ensure professional accuracy, various reliable sources and advisors are used for information gathering. Our editors draw on independent institutes, universities, or non-profit organizations. Articles from professional journals can also be used. Diligence and accuracy are especially important when selecting sources. The chosen individuals and institutions must not have a conflict of interest with our platform or the contents of the planned report.