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Responsible Authorship: Conflict of Interest (COI): Journals

Understand responsible authorship practices. This guide focuses on Conflict of Interest and outlines the journals/publishers that the MSK author community submit their research manuscripts to for publication.

Journals

Based on an analysis of MSK publications for the last five years (2014-2018) and a list of our core grant (P30 CA008748) journals, these are the scholarly periodical titles that the MSK author community most frequently submit their manuscripts to. We have provided links to journal COI policies where available. In addition, this list will be reviewed each year and updated accordingly.

Should you like to suggest a journal for inclusion, please contact:

Donna Gibson, Director of Library Services
Robin O'Hanlon, Associate Librarian, User Services

Top Journals List (current as of 02/12/2019)

          *Core Grant Journals 

  • American Journal of Surgical Pathology 
    American Journal of Surgical Pathology COI Policy
    "Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consultant, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript."
  • Annals of Oncology
    Annals of Oncology COI Policy
    "Any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition – should be disclosed."
  • Annals of Surgical Oncology
    Annals of Surgical Oncology COI Policy 
    "All authors must have made substantive intellectual contribution to the article for which they are listed on the byline. Any author affiliation with or financial involvement in any organization with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript must be disclosed to the Editorial Office."
  • Blood
    Blood COI Policy
    "The conflict of interest disclosure policy for Blood contributors requires each author to disclose all relevant financial and other interests, regardless of amount or value, that might be construed as resulting in an actual, potential, or apparent conflict in one’s role as contributor to Blood." 
  • Cancer
    Cancer COI Policy
    "The journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest."
  • Cancer Cell*
    Cancer Cell COI Policy
    ..." we ask that all authors disclose any financial or other interests related to the submitted work that (1) could affect or have the perception of affecting the author’s objectivity, or (2) could influence or have the perception of influencing the content of the article, in a “Declaration of Interests” section."
  • Cancer Discovery*
    Cancer Discovery COI Policy 
    "AACR journal policy requires that authors, reviewers and editors disclose upfront any relationships that they believe could be construed as resulting in an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest with regard to the manuscript in question."
  • Cancer Research
    Cancer Research COI Policy 
    "AACR journal policy requires that authors, reviewers and editors disclose upfront any relationships that they believe could be construed as resulting in an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest with regard to the manuscript in question."
  • Cell*
    Cell COI Policy 
    "Transparency is essential for a reader’s trust in the scientific process and for the credibility of published articles. At Cell Press, we feel that disclosure of competing interests is a critical aspect of transparency. Therefore, we ask that all authors disclose any financial or other interests related to the submitted work that (1) could affect or have the perception of affecting the author’s objectivity, or (2) could influence or have the perception of influencing the content of the article."
  • Clinical Cancer Research
    Clinical Cancer Research COI Policy
    "AACR journal policy requires that authors, reviewers and editors disclose upfront any relationships that they believe could be construed as resulting in an actual, potential, or perceived conflict of interest with regard to the manuscript in question."
  • Gynecologic Oncology
    Gynecology Oncology COI Policy
    "All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within two years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work."
  • Lancet Oncology*
    Lancet Oncology COI Policy
    "All submissions to The Lancet Oncology must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential or actual conflict of interest."
  • Nature*
    Nature COI Policy
    "For the purposes of this policy, competing interests are defined as financial and non-financial interests that could directly undermine, or be perceived to undermine the objectivity, integrity and value of a publication, through a potential influence on the judgements and actions of authors with regard to objective data presentation, analysis and interpretation."
  • Nature Communications
    Nature Communications Competing Interests (CI) Policy
    "For the purposes of this policy, competing interests are defined as financial and non-financial interests that could directly undermine, or be perceived to undermine the objectivity, integrity and value of a publication, through a potential influence on the judgements and actions of authors with regard to objective data presentation, analysis and interpretation."
  • New England Journal of Medicine*
    New England Journal of Medicine COI Policy
    "The Journal is committed to publishing the highest-quality research and reliable, authoritative review articles that are free from commercial influence. For all research articles published [in NEJM]... the journal lists study sponsorship... posts online (at NEJM.org) disclosure forms filed by all authors alongside the full text of each article... [and] may publish additional information about author contributions in the Methods section of research articles."
  • Oncotarget
    Oncotarget COI Policy
    "Authors should—at the earliest stage possible (generally at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript)—disclose any conflicts of interest that might influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript." 
  • PLOS ONE
    PLOS One COI Policy
    "Everyone involved in the peer review process, including authors, editors and reviewers, and readers, must declare all potentially competing interests that occurred within 5 years of conducting the research under consideration, or preparing the article for publication."
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
    PNAS COI Policy
    "PNAS recognizes the multiplicity of financial and other conflicts confronting authors, referees, and editors. PNAS adopted a policy in 2005 that does not aim to eliminate conflict but to manage it. The most important element of our policy is that all authors, members, referees, and editors must disclose any association that poses or could be perceived as a financial or intellectual conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript."
  • Science* and Science Translational Medicine*
    COI Policy
    All Science Journals require manuscripts to be accompanied by clear disclosures from all authors of any past and present affiliations, funding sources, and financial or management relationships related to the reported research that might raise questions about possible sources of bias.

            *Core Grant Journals