Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest can be caused by financial interest, personal relationship, academic rivalry and other factors. When submitting an original manuscript to MBJ, authors are obliged to state in free form any conflicts of interest that may affect evaluation of the manuscript by reviewers. When submitting a manuscript to MBJ, authors are also obliged to mention all significant financial and personal connections that are relevant to the submitted work and can be a source of conflict of interest. 

Upon receiving a manuscript for review, the reviewers must notify the Editorial Board of MBJ of a conflict of interest if they know that it exists. In the event of a conflict of interest arising from competition, cooperation or any other relationship with any of the authors, companies and institutions associated with the manuscript, the reviewer must notify the Editorial Board and refuse to review the manuscript.

Before considering the manuscript, the Editorial Board (Editors) of MBJ must refuse to work with it in the event of a conflict of interest arising from competition, cooperation or other relations with any of the authors, companies and institutions associated with the manuscript.

The Editorial Board (Editors) of MBJ is obliged not to leave unanswered claims concerning considered manuscripts or published materials and complaints of violation of ethical standards in the evaluation, editing, and publication of manuscripts. If a conflict situation is identified, they must take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights and then inform the authors and all interested parties about the decisions taken.