Editorial leaders and editors those who make final recommendations for manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have relationships that pose potential conflicts of interest related to articles under consideration towards publication.
Other editorial staff members participating in editorial decisions should provide editors with a present statement of their conflicts of interest or other financial interest and recuse themselves from decisions towards manuscript in which a conflict of interest exists.
Editorial Staff members should not use the information obtained through manuscript editing, through stakeholders or through other staff members for their personal gain.
Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conflicts of interest related to the commitments of journal staff, board members. (ICMJE)