Conflict of Interest

Editors are assigned to journal submissions in an effort to reduce potential conflicts of interest. It is best to avoid and see the following connections between editors and authors as conflicts: Present coworkers, recent coworkers, and recent coauthors. Individual editors must report any conflicts not on the above list to the managing editor after papers are assigned. The least conflicting co-editors will be given the text if none of the editors pass all of the conflict tests. Furthermore, sitting editors designate the least conflicted co-editors for each paper submission. Referees are requested to notify the editor of any conflicts that may arise once papers are assigned.