|Conflicts of Interests
We understand and highly value the importance of how transparently the “conflict of interests” are handled on the peer review and the journals published.
All of our participants are required to disclose every relationship which could pose potential conflicts of interest with the publication. The participants include authors, editors and the members of the editorial board, as well as peer reviewers.We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE) flowchart in the cases of suspected undisclosed conflict of interest. Please refer to page 13 (https://publicationethics.org/files/pdf)
to understand the process involved.
When submitting a manuscript, Authors are responsible to disclose all personal/financial relationships that might impose bias in their work. To better facilitate and to increase the efficiency of the process, CJDR developed a Form which all authors are required to submit.
B. Peer Reviewers
All reviewers are asked whether any conflicts of interest exists with the work they review. Reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest which could bias their opinion on the work they review. Reviewers with potential conflict of interest are recused from the process.
Before the work being published, reviewers must not use their knowledge of the work to gain interest.
C. Editors and Journal Staff
Editors who make final decisions, other editorial staff members, and guests editors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest if exists with the work under consideration. Reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest which could bias their opinion on the work they review, and recuse themselves from the work. This includes their financial interests or other conflicts influencing the work under consideration.
Before the work being published, editors and journal staff must not use their knowledge of the work to gain interest.