COPE's guidance on what to do if a reader suspects that there is an undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article. (Version 2, 2013)
To avoid future problems: always get signed statements of conflicts of interest from all authors and reviewers before publication. Ensure that journal guidelines include a clear definition of what a conflict of interest is.
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Author Developed for COPE by Liz Wager of Sideview © 2013 Committee on Publication Ethics First published 2006
Version 1 2006
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COPE Council.What to do if a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI) in a published article. Version 2. 2013 https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.2.7
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