Conflicts of Interest Policy
A study project's approach may be influenced by factors like monetary interest, material benefit, personal interest, or any other similar interest. A conflict of interest results when this effect is present. From the perspectives of authors, editors, and peer reviewers, there are numerous opportunities for conflicts of interest to arise during the editorial and peer review process. To ensure that the integrity of the author's works is not harmed or compromised, all parties must freely disclose any information about potential conflicts of interest.
Author's Conflict of Interest
When submitting their manuscripts, as well as when they are being processed or peer reviewed, authors are expected to disclose any conflicts of interest that may have an impact on or be seen to have an impact on their work. This will guarantee the disclosure of any conflicts of interest that may have arisen after the submission but before they were disclosed. The Corresponding Author is the only one who should communicate about this. For research, review, or case study publications, the conflict of interest declaration might be made in a separate paragraph inside the text.
"We declare that there are no financial or personal interests that could conflict with the author's work and undermine its validity." The sentences can all have the same identical meaning, even if they sound similar. If a conflict of interest exists, it should be disclosed to the editor before publication or after publication so that the appropriate action can be done.
The corresponding author may additionally disclose similar conflicts of interest. "We declare the following conflicts of interests: A paid consultant for XYZ Corporation, author ABC works part-time. In exchange for his membership on the RST Company advisory board, author PQR has earned remuneration.
Editor's Conflicts of Interest
The Journal's Conflict of Interest policy also applies to the editors of the journal. When taking on the role of Editor, they are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest in general, as well as more particularly any time one might occur while reviewing papers. In order to prevent potential conflicts of interest that may arise in exceptional situations like the Editor in Chief or one of the Editors submitting a manuscript for publication, the Journal guarantees that the aforementioned manuscripts will be sent to an editor whose identity will not be disclosed to the authors under consideration.
In order to ensure a blind peer review process, the Journal will take care to submit the manuscript to a different member of the advisory editorial board if the author of a manuscript has a personal or professional connection to an editor.
Peer reviewer's Conflicts of Interest
When submitting their review remarks, peer reviewers must also disclose any conflicts of interest that they may have; otherwise, their work will be invalidated. Even yet, if a conflict of interest exists and is disclosed, the review will still considered valid by the Editor which will be based on the nature and depth of conflict of interest to the manuscript
Undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript . COPE guidelines.
Undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article. COPE guidelines.