Adopted from Conflict of Interest in Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals which is
prepared by WAME Editorial Policy and Publication Ethics Committees.
Articles would be published with statements or supporting documents declaring:
- Authors’ conflicts of interest; and
- Sources of support for the work, including sponsor names along with
explanations of the role of those sources if any in study design; collection,
analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; the decision to
submit the report for publication; or a statement declaring that the
supporting source had no such involvement; and
- Whether the authors had access to the study data, with an explanation of the
nature and extent of access, including whether access is on-going.
To support the above statements, editors may request that authors of a study
sponsored by a funder with a proprietary or financial interest in the outcome sign a
statement, such as “I had full access to all of the data in this study and I take
complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data