• Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interests that may have influenced the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest. He/ She may decline the review of any manuscript.
  • Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have a conflict of interest. Such manuscripts will be re-assigned to other editors.
 
Further reading
COPE - flowcharts on Conflict of Interest
ICMJE - Conflicts of Interest
STM – International Ethical Principles for Scholarly Publication
WAME - Conflict of Interest in Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals