Conflict of Interest (CoI)
Any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition constitutes of a conflict of Interest (CoI)
The corresponding author is expected to obtain the relevant information from all co-authors and get the copyright form (available from the journal home page) duly signed by all of them.
As corresponding author, it becomes your responsibility to confirm with your co-authors whether they have any conflicts to declare. Such interests should be mentioned in the title page/covering letter of the manuscript.
It is to be noted that as per our fair publication practices, all referees are either asked to decline to review a manuscript if they have a potential conflict or declare any potential conflict.
All editors at IHRJ are bound to declare their potential Conflict of Interest as per the Editorial membership criteria. Editors would not handle the review of a manuscript if there was a potential Conflict of Interest, and instead, the manuscript would be passed on to another editorial member.
In the event that any person encounters any conflict of interest, even after the manuscript is published, authors/representatives are requested to report the same at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The concerned manuscript shall be duly investigated for the authenticity of the claims which can take up to seven (07) working days. If, during the investigations, the potential conflict of interest is found to be true, the manuscript shall be duly removed form the website, and deleted from the various repositories and abstracting/indexing services that we have subscribed to.