Disclosure policy and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Reviewers must not participate in manuscript review in case of conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies or other organizations associated with the research presented in the manuscript.