a) Authors

Possible conflict(s) of interests should be revealed. Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Suppliers of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Other suppliers will be identified in the text. If no funding has been available other than that of the author's institution, this should be specified upon submission. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest in the Disclosure statement. These include financial interests (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker's fee,) or provision of study materials by their manufacturer for free or at a discount from current rates. Author's conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled: "ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS".

b) Editors and Reviewers

All Editors and Editorial Member Staff are requested to disclose any potential conflict of interest. Editors and Reviewers should not make any editorial decisions or get involved in the editorial process if they have any conflicts of interest for a submitted manuscript.

Editors and Reviewers may have conflicts of interest due to the following reasons:

- Share the same institutional affiliations with any author(s).

- Have academic commitments with any author(s), because of recent collaboration.

- Have a recent publication or ongoing manuscript submission with any author(s).

- Have a close personal relationship to any author(s).

- Have a financial ties or interest in the subject of the work.

- Political or religious beliefs relevant to the work.

- Cannot be objective for other reasons.

To ensure that the review process is clear of conflicts:

- Editors should select another Editor (Editor-in-Chief, or Associate Editor, or Editor from member board) when there is a conflict of interest with respect to any author(s) of new submission. Editors should ensure that Reviewers are free of conflict.

- If an Editor submits own work to JOMR, it is necessary to choose another Editor, provided that the new Editor does not object to the review, have no conflict with the review and does not share the same institution as the submitting Editor. The new Editor will select referees and make all decisions on the review, ensuring the full anonymity of the peer Reviewers will be maintained. Furthermore, submitting Editor will not have access to the review records of their own manuscript.

- Editors should contact the editorial office to declare any potential conflicts of interest in advance of refereeing an article.

For more information on conflicts of interests, see the guidance from the ICMJE and WAME.

Editors and reviewers must declare if they have previously discussed the manuscript with the authors.