Conflict of Interest

The concept of conflict of interest (COI) means that an individual's private interests differ from his or her responsibilities toward scientific activities and publishing, resulting in doubt as to whether the individual's behavior or judgment is driven by his or her competing interests and obligations.

A conflict of interest refers to the existence of any relationship between the authors, editors, or reviewers that interferes with the presentation, peer review, editorial decision-making, or publication of the scientific paper submitted to the Al-Ghary Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences in Emergency Situations. Or could reasonably be seen as interfering with it.

A conflict of interest can arise from any beneficial relationship that the author, editor, or reviewer may have with the scientific paper. This relationship could be:

  • Financial or non-financial
  • Personal or professional
  • Individual or institutional (if it is, for example, a field note describing a program, approach, or tool from the author's institution).

The Al-Ghary Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences program is committed to transparency in areas where there are potential conflicts of interest. The journal encourages all of its researchers and editors to publish and review policies related to conflicts of interest as they relate to authors, editors, and peer reviewers.

Al-Ghary Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences is committed to implementing the COPE recommendation regarding “Author’s Responsibilities - Conflicts of Interest” in author disputes in cases involving conflicts of interest. Authors must disclose, at the time of submission, information about official approvals, financial conflicts of interest, or other interests that may affect the article (scientific paper). Authors must also declare funding sources for the work performed.

All participants in the peer review and journal publication process must disclose all relationships that could be considered potential conflicts of interest. Editors may use information disclosed in conflict of interest and financial interest statements as a basis for editorial decisions.

Authors must identify individuals who contributed writing (scientific paper) or other assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of this research. All sources of financial support for the project must also be disclosed.

To report a conflict of interest, the reviewer must contact the editor-in-chief via the journal's official mail to clearly state the conflict of interest, explain his relationship to the author, the manuscript, or both, and strongly request to be relieved from serving as a reviewer for this specific document.