Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest, also known as a 'competing interest,' may arise when an author, their employer, or sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, political, intellectual, or other relationship with other organizations or individuals that could potentially influence the author's research work.

Conflict of Interest Policy for Authors:

The author declares that they have no competing financial, non-financial, or any other methods of acquiring remuneration or profitable interest that could directly or indirectly affect, encourage, or influence the described work or the research paper. Any possibility of conflict arising in the form of personal, commercial, professional, political, or intellectual hidden or open must be disclosed.

Conflict of Interest Policy for Reviewers:

Reviewers are required to immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief if they discover any conflict of interest. Any potential conflicts arising from personal, commercial, professional, political, or intellectual relationships, whether hidden or open, must be disclosed to the Editor-in-Chief. Reviewers should refrain from requesting authors to cite their own published research papers and must not disclose any information about the assigned manuscript to parties other than the Editor.

Conflict of Interest Policy for Editorial Board Members:

The Editor and all Editorial Board Members should not use unpublished work for their own research without obtaining written consent from the author. Editors should abstain from handling manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships/connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In such cases, they should delegate the handling of the manuscript to another member of the editorial board. All editors associated with IJELLH are required to avoid any financial relationships that may constitute a conflict of interest. Any sources of economic or financial support for the project must be disclosed to avoid potential conflicts of interest or undue pressure, such as financial grants from any source. Any possible conflicts arising in the form of personal, commercial, professional, political, or intellectual relationships, whether hidden or open, must also be disclosed.

Submissions from Editorial Board Members:

Editorial Board Members are welcome to submit papers to the journal. However, these submissions will not receive any priority over other manuscripts, and Editorial Board Member status will not influence editorial consideration. If an Editorial Board Member is an author on a submission, they will have no involvement in the editorial review of the manuscript, no access to confidential information on the editorial process, and no input into the decision to publish the article.

We, at IJELLH, are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in the publication process. This Conflict of Interest Policy aims to maintain the impartiality and fairness of our editorial procedures, ensuring that all published works undergo rigorous and unbiased evaluation.

For any questions or concerns related to this policy, please feel free to contact the Editorial Board.