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  1. I/We certify that I/we have participated sufficiently in the intellectual content, conception, and design of this work or the analysis and interpretation of the data (when applicable), as well as the writing of the manuscript, to take public responsibility for it and have agreed to have my/our name listed as a contributor. 
  2. I/We believe the manuscript represents valid work, not taken from another source, copied, or translated from another language. Neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content under my/our authorship has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere except as described in the cover letter. 
  3. I/we certify that all the data collected during the study is presented in this manuscript, and no data from this study has been or will be published separately. 
  4. I/We attest that, if requested by the editors, I/we will provide the data/information or will cooperate fully in obtaining and providing the data/information on which the manuscript is based for examination by the editors or their assignees. 
  5. I/We acknowledge that all official and ethical approvals and financial interests, direct or indirect, that exist or may be perceived to exist for individual contributors in connection with the content of this paper have been disclosed in the cover letter. Sources of outside support for the project are named in the cover letter. 
  6. I/We hereby transfer the copyright to the publisher (Naif University Publishing House NUPH), including the following:
    1. Copyright; 
    2. the right to grant permission to republish the article in whole or in part;
    3. the right to produce preprints or reprints and translate them into other languages; and 
    4. the right to republish the work in a collection of articles in any other mechanical or electronic format. 
  7. I/We give the rights to the corresponding author(s) to make necessary changes as per the request of the journal, do the rest of the correspondence on our behalf and he/she (they) will act as the guarantors for the manuscript on our behalf. 
  8. The article will be published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution- Non-Commercial. 
  9. The author has no right to distribute or publish the manuscript accepted for publication until and unless it has been finally published on the journal’s website.
  10. The author has the right to archive the submitted manuscript under the terms of the self-archiving policy of the journal.
  11. All persons who have made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript but are not contributors are named in the Acknowledgment section and have given me/us their written permission to be acknowledged. If I/We do not include an Acknowledgment section, that means I/we have not received substantial contributions from non-contributors, and no contributor has been omitted. 
  12. I/We understand that once the copyright form has been signed and submitted to the journal, the author(s) may not be able to withdraw the manuscript.
  13. I/We have read and understood the declaration mentioned above clearly and completely agree with every statement mentioned above, without any reservation.