oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Conflicts of interest : ethics

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Conflicts of interest (COI) arise when secondary interests, such as financial gain, influence professional judgement regarding a primary interest, such as patient welfare or research results. COI arise from a particular situation and do not imply wrongdoing on the part of the individual. Increasingly journals are requiring COI declarations from authors, so that readers are able to draw their own conclusions regarding the material in the publication. The COI requirements differ between journals, but most journals, including , stipulate exactly what is required of the author.

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