A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning validity of research may be influenced by external factors like financial gain, material benefits or personal interests. It may arise for the authors of a manuscript submitted for publication to  Journal of Biological Studies when external factors may influence the conduct and interpretation of research.

It is important to know about the conflicts of interest of the editors, reviewers and authors in order to make the best decision for handling of the article during editorial and peer review process. It is also important for the readers of the article to know about any conflict of interest.


Author's Conflict of Interest

It is mandatory for all authors to provide full disclosure of any existing or prospective conflicts of interest, encompassing financial, personal, or other relationships that may unintentionally or unreasonably impact their work. As the examples below illustrate, authors are obligated to provide a conflict of interest statement at the moment of manuscript submission.