Conflict of interest statement

A conflict of interest occurs when professional judgment regarding a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain or personal rivalry). We believe that we need to know the competing interests of authors to make the best decision about how to handle a paper, and that readers need to know about them if we publish the paper. Any financial or other interest that may cause conflict in one's work, significantly impair one's objectivity, or provide an unfair advantage to any person or organization. All sources of financial support received during the conduct of the research and preparation of the article and the role of the sponsors in the study should be disclosed. If there is no funding source, this should also be stated. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include consultancies, salaries, grants. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage. EUCHEMBIOJ has an established process for handling submissions from editors, staff or editorial board members to ensure unbiased review. Such submissions are primarily directed to other journals. If this is not possible, the post owner's position in the magazine will be suspended. These submissions are reviewed in a double-blind process. The editor should not be involved in decisions regarding articles written by himself/herself or his/her family members. Additionally, such work must be subject to all the journal's usual procedures. The editor must follow ICMJE guidelines regarding disclosure of potential conflicts of interest by authors and reviewers.


Editors have the authority to reject any article in case of conflict of interest. They should not have any direct personal or financial relationships with the manuscripts they are assigned to. They cannot be appointed as editors if they are co-authors or authors of the manuscript.


If there are significant conflicts of interest, reviewers are responsible for refusing to review. In cases where they have any doubt, they should consult the editor to decide on the review process. Researchers at the authors' institutions cannot be considered reviewers to avoid conflicts of interest.


According to EUCHEMBIOJ publication policies, only researchers who contribute to articles are considered authors. Authors are responsible for disclosing all personal and financial relationships that may influence their work. To disclose conflict of interest issues, authors must send an email or submit it to the editorial office with their submission through the journal system, indicating whether any potential conflicts exist.