Conflict of Interest and Funding Disclosure Policies of Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Journals

Last modified: May 22, 2017

How well do journals do regarding their conflict of interest (COI) and funding disclosure policies? Although numerous of studies have pointed out the connection between sources of funding or financial interests and research outcomes, little is known about what scientific journals do (biomedical research being the only exception) to counter this problem.

This article presents the results of a survey – conducted among 224 journals listed in Journal Citation Reports with a focus on environmental, occupational and public health research – on journal policies and content analysis. A high percentage of the journals in the sample provides authors with substantial guidance in relation to COI and funding disclosure. While these results look quite promising, the authors argue there is still room for improvement.

Publication

Title: Conflict of Interest and Funding Disclosure Policies of Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Journals
Authors: Resnik DB, Konecny B, Kissling GE.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000910 (2017)

Fenneke Blom

Coordinator Research Integrity Network

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