Conflict of Interest

The WAME has defined conflict of interest as “... when a participant in the publication process (author, peer reviewer, or editor) has a competing interest that could unduly influence (or reasonably seems to do so) his or her responsibilities in the publication process."

Authors submitting their research manuscripts to the JAMC are required to declare any conflict of interest which may be in the form of credits/promotions, grants, memberships, or any other professional or personal relationship that may influence the manuscript in any manner. Although such conflicts of interest are not entirely unethical, they should be stated clearly in the author’s undertaking and contribution form as well as in the appropriate text box during the manuscript submission process in addition to a statement at the end of the manuscript text before the references section. No conflicts of interest should also be declared explicitly.