Conflict of Interest

According to the rules established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an author's undisclosed interest affects their credibility and may result in criticism of their published work. In order to have their statement of conflicting interest published with the published article, the publishing authors are requested to attach it to the article at the time of submission. Any financial connection to a for-profit business or for-profit product must be disclosed in full. To prevent any discrepancies, the journal requests that the authors complete the "Copyright and Author Consent Form".