Conflict of Interest

Medico Research Chronicles of Medico Edge Publications, is committed to follow the ICMJE recommendation on “Author Responsibilities—Conflicts of Interest” in authors’ conflict of interest issues.

Authors should disclose, at the time of submission, information on financial conflicts of interest or other interests that may influence the manuscript. Authors should declare sources of funding for the work undertaken, too.

Conflicts of Interest Policy in Anatomical Sciences Journal Public confidence in the peer review process and the validity of articles published partly depends upon how conflict of interest is managed all through writing, peer review and editorial decision-making. Conflict of interest occurs when an author (or institution of the author), reviewer or editor has personal and financial relations that have an inappropriate impact (bias) with his or her decisions (such relations also are known as double responsibilities, conflicting interests or conflicting loyalties). Such relationships range from marginal to high potential for judgmental effect. All relationships do not represent real conflict of interest. But in the other hand, the potential for conflict of interest that exist irrespective as to whether a person feels the relationship influences their scientific judgement. Financial relationships (like job opportunities, consulting firms, stock holdings, honorariums, and paid expert testimony) are by far the most easily recognizable conflicts of interest and perhaps most likely undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of scientific knowledge itself. Among other factors, however, disagreements may arise, such as personal relationships, academic competition and intellectual passion.

All participants in the peer review and publication process of ASJ must report all relationships which may be considered possible conflicts of interest. Disclosure of such relationship issues is also essential in correlation with editorials and review articles, as prejudice in such types of articles can become more difficult to identify than those in original research reports. Editors can use the details revealed in declarations of conflict of interest and financial interest as a basis for editorial decisions. The Journal editors should publish this information if they believe it is important in judging the manuscript.

Conflicts of Interest Related to Individual Authors’ Commitments

When writers submit a manuscript, whether it is an article or a report, it is their duty to report any personal and financial connections that could be biasing the work. To avoid ambiguity, authors must explicitly state whether or not potential conflicts do exist. Writers will do so on a conflict-of - interest notice page that parallels the title page in the paper, including further information in a cover letter that accompanies the paper, if appropriate.

Authors should recognize individuals who provide written or other support, and report the source of funding for this support. Researchers must reveal possible conflicts to study participants, and should state whether they would have completed so in the manuscript. Editors may also determine whether to publish details about possible disputes that writers have revealed. If there is doubt, it's best to err on the publishing side.

Conflicts of Interest Related to Project Support

Individual studies are steadily attracting support from commercial firms, private foundations and government. Such funding requirements have the power to distort and otherwise undermine the study.

Scientists have an ethical obligation to present for publication credit- capable research results. Furthermore, as the directly responsible persons for their work, researchers should not reach an agreement that interfere with their access to the data and their ability to independently analyse them, and to prepare and publish manuscripts. Authors should describe the role of the sponsor of the study, if any, in the design of the study; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; the writing of the report; and the decision to publish the report. If there was no such presence on the supporting source, the writers would claim so.

Conflicts of Interest Related to Commitments of Editors, Journal Staff, or Reviewers

Medico Research Chronicles, publishers discourage selecting external peer reviewers with apparent possible conflicts of interest, e.g. individuals working in same dept or organization as any of authors. Authors do provide editors with both the names of people they believe should not be asked to review a manuscript because of possible conflicts of interest, usually professional ones. Authors should be asked to clarify or justify their issues where possible; this information is valuable to publishers when determining whether to accept these requests.

In the event that any person finds any conflict of interest, even after the manuscript has been published, authors / representatives are asked to report the same at editor@medrech.com.

The manuscript in dispute shall be duly examined for the authenticity of the allegations which may take up to 7-10 business days. When the alleged conflict of interest is found to be valid during the proceedings, the text will be immediately deleted from the website and withdrawn from the various databases and abstracting / indexing services we have subscribed.