Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest may arise when the validity of the research is influenced by financial gains. The authors are to provide a declaration of interest statement that there are no secondary interests that may affect the quality of the research. The authors are required to disclose all financial and personal relationships with any person or organization.

In the case of a funding source, the declaration must contain the funding grants received for the study. While a permission note is required when permission is received for material used that is not original.

A Permission Note is a statement that permission has been received to use any material in the manuscript such as figures etc. which isn't original content.