Conflicts of Interest
All participants in the peer-review and publication process- not only authors but also peer reviewers, editors, and editorial board members of journal- must consider their conflicts of interest when fulfilling their roles in the process of article review and publication and must disclose all relationship that could be viewed as potential conflicts of interest.
When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that my bias or be seen to bias their work.
Reviewers should inform the journal editors if they have conflict of interest that could disclose to editor any conflicts of interest that could bias their judgments.
Editors, who make final decisions about manuscript, prevent themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationship that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration.
Editorial staff do not use information gained through working with manuscript for private gain.