Conflict Of Interest

It is important to consider this carefully. If you don’t declare a conflict of interest and you are subsequently found to have one your paper will lose credibility. Conversely, full disclosure of conflict of interest does not prevent a paper from being published but does allow you to be open with your readers.

  • The Author of a paper submitted to any Scholar journals must inform the journal's editor of any commercial associations or financial interests held by the Author (including all authors of the paper) or immediate members of the Author's family (or families as the case may be), which might be construed as posing a conflict of interest, including but not limited to consultancies, employment, expert testimony, honoraria, retainers, stock holdings or options, and membership on boards of for-profit organizations with a financial interest in the paper.

  • The Author is responsible for collecting disclosure information for each of the co-authors in a multi-authored paper. Journal's editor(s) will determine what disclosures, if any, should be made available with the published paper.

  • The Author submitting a manuscript for a paper for any study funded by an organization with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome shall have access to all the data in that study, and to have complete responsibility for the integrity and accuracy of the data, and the decision to publish.

  • Further, where a submitted manuscript has been prepared or supported by any third party, the Author shall disclose this information to Scholar Journals in the manuscript of the paper.