Conflict of Interest Policy

A conflict of interest is also known as a ‘competing interest’, this may occur when a author or his/her employer/sponsor has a financial, commercial, legal, political, intellectual or other relationship with other organisation(s) or with a people working with them, that could influence an author’s research work.

Conflict of Interest policy for Author

The author declares that he/she has no conflict/competing financial, non-financial or other methods of acquiring remuneration or profitable interest in any way, or any subjective relationship that could directly or indirectly affect, encourage or influence the described work or the research paper. 

Conflict of Interest policy for Reviewer

If the reviewer found any conflict of interest he/she should immediately notify the editor in chief. If a reviewer found any possibility of conflict arising in the form of personal, commercial, professional, political, or intellectual hidden or open, must be disclosed to the editor in chief. A reviewer should not ask the author to Cite their (reviewers) published research papers. A reviewer should not disclose any information about the assigned manuscript to other than the editor.

Conflict of Interest policy for Editorial Board Members

The Editor or any Editorial board member should not use unpublished work for their research work without the written consent from the author.  Editors should refrain themselves from considering 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 and they should ask another member of the editorial board to handle that manuscript. IJELLH require all editors to avoid all financial relationships that might constitute a conflict of interest.  Sources of economic or financial support for the project must be revealed to avoid any kind of conflict of interest or pressure involved like financial or grant of any source. Any possibility of conflict arising in the form of personal, commercial, professional, political, or intellectual hidden or open must be disclosed.

Submissions from editorial board members

Editorial Board Members are welcome to submit papers to the journal. These submissions are not given any priority over other manuscripts, and Editorial Board Member status has no bearing on editorial consideration. When 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.