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Conflict of Interest

Economic or personal benefits create conflict of interest. Conflict of interest should be handled with care, as the reliability of articles is directly related to the clear handling of scientific conflicts of interest in all processes and publication stages of the scientific study.

Financial relations create the easiest way to identify conflicts of interest, but they seriously undermine the credibility of the journal, author (s) and science.  Author (s) should refrain from entering into agreements with for-profit or non-profit sponsors that restrict access to all data of the study or interfere with the stages of analyzing, interpreting, preparing articles, and publishing data etc.

In order to prevent conflicts of interest, editors should also avoid bringing people together who may have any relationship during the evaluation of the work. Editors who make the final decision about the articles should not have personal, professional or financial ties with anyone regarding the topic they will decide on. The author (s) and reviewers should inform the editorial board of possible conflicts of interest in order to evaluate the articles in accordance with ethical principles and to carry out an independent process.  

The editorial board has to work devotedly so that the evaluation process can be carried out impartially, taking into account all these situations.

Policies need to be used and adopted, and may be used:
Budapest Open Access Statement
ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors)
Creative commons
COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)
Research on Health Databases (Declaration of Taipei)
Education and Science Magazine Publication Politans
DOAJ Principles of Transparency and Best Practice


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