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Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies

According the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges, The Council of Science Editors and the World Association of Medical Editors, Conflict of Interest (COI) in scientific publications refers to “situations in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise or have the appearance of compromising, an investigator’s professional judgment in conducting or reporting research.”

When a researcher, author, editor, or reviewer has a financial/non-financial interest or belief that could affect his/her objectivity, or inappropriately influence his/her actions, a potential conflict of interest exists. Such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties.

Peertechz requires authors to state all conflicting interests in relation to their work. The manuscript submitted must include a ‘conflict of interest’ section at the end of the manuscript listing all the financial and non-financial issues. Where authors have no conflicting interests, they should mention clearly with a statement such as, “I, , on behalf of all the co-authors declare that author(s) have no conflict of interest with this manuscript”. The Editor-In-Chief may ask for further information regarding conflicting interests. During the Peer-Review process, if any editor or reviewer identify conflicting interests with the review, he/she inform to the Journal Management Team immediately and their name will be excluded from the review team for that article.

Conflict of Interest relating to Financial Issues:

The conflicting interests related to financial issues include, but not limited to, following aspects:

Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or other monetary benefits from any organization or person that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the manuscript, either now or in the future

Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or other monetary benefits from any organization or person that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript

Conflict of Interest relating to Non-Financial Issues:

The conflicting interests related to non-financial issues include, but not limited to, following aspects:

Conflicts related to religion

Conflicts related to academic and intellectual interests

Conflicts related to personal opinion or ideologies

Please note: Authors should ensure that publications are produced in a responsible and ethical manner. The authors working on any sponsored clinical trials or publications, should declare such works under conflict of Interest during submission.

The conflict of Interest policies are formulated to ensure transparency and objectivity in the publications and Peer-Review process. If scholars are uncertain whether their concerns comes under Conflict of Interest (COI) policies, please feel free to contact info@peertechz.com

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