Conflict of Interest


The IJSPT editors believe that transparency in research is essential. At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider the conflict of interest test:  Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed Conflict of Interest Statement in their submitted manuscript. Authors may use the ICMJE disclosure form. The corresponding author is responsible for collecting and reporting disclosures from all authors. The completed disclosure form shall include complete disclosure from all authors and any other individuals acknowledged as contributing to the conduct or analysis of the research or writing of the manuscript. If the manuscript is published, Conflict of Interest information, including if none was declared, will be communicated in a statement in the published paper. All editors and reviewers must file a potential conflict of interest declaration annually in the IJSPT manuscript review system.