Conflicts of Interest

An article's ability to withstand criticism and gain public trust rests in part on how successfully conflicts of interest are managed during the authoring, peer review, and editorial decision-making processes. When an author, reviewer, or editor has personal or financial links that improperly influence (bias) their work, it is considered a conflict of interest. These ties are sometimes referred to as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties. These connections have varying degrees of potential to affect judgment, from little to significant. There aren't always genuine conflicts of interest in relationships. However, a person may still be in a conflict of interest even if they do not think the relationship has an impact on their ability to make scientific decisions. Financial ties are the easiest to spot conflicts of interest and the ones that are most likely to damage the reputation of the journal, the authors, and science itself. Examples of these links include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, and paid expert testimony. But there are other reasons why conflicts could arise, like interpersonal relationships, rivalry in the classroom, and intellectual fervour.

Since it can be more difficult to identify bias in editorials and review articles than in reports of original research, disclosure of such affiliations is especially crucial in this regard. Editors may base their conclusions on information provided in financial interest and conflict-of-interest disclosures.

Publication Frequency

Chettinad Health City Medical Journal (CHCMJ) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published quarterly (January to March, April to June, July to September and October to December) in two formats; printed and online (pISSN: 2277-8845; eISSN: 2278-2044). The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive the final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Misconduct Allegation Policy

All submissions are published with the understanding that all guidelines have been followed.

The editors handle claims of research misconduct in accordance with COPE's rules if they become aware of any such allegations in relation to an article that has been published in the journal.

Complaint Policy

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