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Requirements for Authors 

Requirements for Authors
Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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date: 17 June 2019

UPDATE: A number of journals have clarified policies for disclosing and managing authors’ conflicts of interests, including changes to definitions and terms of what should be disclosed. The subsection on Requirements for Authors in 5.5.1 has been revised to address these changes. This update was implemented in March 2015. Authors should disclose all relevant conflicts of interest in their work at the time of manuscript submission in the manuscript (if so required by the journal) or in a cover letter to the editor or on the journal’s disclosure form (if the journal uses one). Journals should define conflicts of interest

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