CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

The policy of The Cyprus Mental Health Institute is that all authors indicate conflict of interests in their articles.

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 analysis.”

If there is no conflict, Authors must use the phrase ‘Author (s) declares no conflict of interest’.

The Cyprus Mental Health Institute suggests Authors refer to the ICMJE recommendations for guidance on conflict of interest statements.

http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/author-respons–conflicts-of-interest.html#two