Conflict of interestDocument version 1.0. Last review: 16/09/2021.
The Cambridge Business English Dictionary defines conflict of interest as:
a) a situation in which someone's private interests are opposed to that person's responsibilities to other people.
b) a situation in which someone cannot make a fair decision because they will be personally affected by the result.
As other definitions are possible, this journal defines conflict of interest as any matter that interferes with the complete and objective presentation, peer-review, editorial decisions, or the publication of research articles presented to the journal. The conflict of interest can have financial roots, professional or personal motivations, and can arise concerning an organization or another person.
Mandatory to reviewers: If any conflict of interest emerges during a manuscript's evaluation, please return it to the solution of the conflict, redistribution, or rejection of the case.