Editors' Declarations & disclosure |
Journal editors should behave with responsibility and manifest sensitivity to the issue of actual or perceived conflicts of interest; They must be especially rigorous in acting to avoid them.
No member of the editorial board of the LUMEN journal shall derive any personal gain, financial or materially, directly or indirectly, by reason of his/her participation on the board.
Each member of the board, if they participate in editorial decisions, at the time of their acceptance of a position on the editorial board, and annually thereafter (at the start of each term) shall sign a conflict of interest statement to indicate they have no perceived or real conflicts of interest OR provide a full disclosure of any personal conflict of interest which he/she may have.
In the event that any conflict of interest arises during their tenure as a board member the conflict must be disclosed immediately in full, in writing. Having declared the conflict of interest in writing the individual shall, on each and every occasion:
• withdraw from all participation in any discussions or voting related to the specific contract(s);
• withdraw themselves physically from any related discussions;
• stoping any potential action of influencing others regarding any associated decision making, or discussion.
Editors for the LUMEN are responsible for disclosing to the editor-in-chief any personal or financial relationship that may bias their work during the peer review process and recuse themselves when such conflicts are of sufficient. Editors should inform the editor-in-chief at the time of manuscript invitation of any potential conflict of interest with a potential author or reviewer. If an editor becomes aware of an apparent conflict of interest, he/she will inform the editor-in-chief.