Archivos de cardiología de México
Print version ISSN 1405-9940
ALFONSO, Fernando et al. Conflict of interest policies and disclosure requirements among european society of cardiology national cardiovascular journals. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2012, vol.82, n.2, pp. 170-180. ISSN 1405-9940.
Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is used by biomedical journals to guarantee credibility and transparency of the scientific process. Conflict of interest disclosure, however, is not systematically nor consistently dealt with by journals. Recent joint editorial efforts paved the way towards the implementation of uniform vehicles for conflicts of interest disclosure. This paper provides a comprehensive editorial perspective on classical conflict of interest-related issues. New insights into current conflicts of interest policies and practices among European Society of Cardiology national cardiovascular journals, as derived from a cross-sectional survey using a standardized questionnaire, are discussed.
Keywords : Conflict of interest; Disclosure; Editorial ethics; Journals.