All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be thought to influence, the research and their reporting of it.
Authorship credit should be based on the ICMJE updated criteria (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html). Authors need to complete and sign author contributions and conflict-of-interest disclosure form defined by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (ICMJE Conflict of interest form )
All peer reviewers are requested to disclose any potential conflict of interest and should state explicitly if they have no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
All Peer Reviewers must sign:
I certify that I have no conflict of interest regarding manuscripts that I received and in case of a disqualifying interest, either financial or otherwise, will contact the managing editor immediately (if possible, with the names of alternative reviewers).
Editors and Editorial Board Members
All Editors and Editorial Member Staff are requested to disclose any potential conflict of interest. Editors and Editorial Board Members will refrain from making any decisions or recommendations about manuscripts in which they have a personal, professional, or financial interest. In the event that Editors have a conflict of interest with a particular manuscript, he or she should assign that manuscript to a Guest Editor or an Editorial Board Member and shell not take part in the review and editorial decision of such manuscripts.
All Editors must sign the following:
I agree that I will exclude myself from reviewing, editing, or participating in editorial decisions about any submission that deals with a matter in which either I or a member of my immediate family has direct financial interest or a competing financial interest, or other relevant conflicting interests. I agree that I will not use any confidential information resulting from my activities with South European Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research (SEJODR) in any activities not relating to the work of SEJODR.