Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Each author is expected to disclose any type of financial or proprietary interest related to the manuscript, including (but not limited to) employment, stock in or ownership of an entity connected to a product described in the paper, paid expert testimony, consultancy for the company or competing companies, honoraria, travel support or patent rights to a drug, instrument or equipment, or benefits derived from the use thereof. Conflicts of interest also include personal, academic or intellectual relationships. Where no conflict of interest exists, a written statement should be made to that effect.
To standardize the conflict of interest disclosure, the Journal recommends that authors copy the generated disclosure statement(s) from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.