Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest policy

This policy provides a framework within which the editor-in-chief, editorial board, and staff of Journal of Petroleum Research and Studies (JPRS), with appropriate editorial judgment, address conflict-of-interest issues as they arise.



Authors must include any necessary disclaimers or declare conflict(s) of interest at the time of submission of a manuscript for possible publication in JPRS.



Reviewers should preview a manuscript that they have been asked to review to see if they have conflicts of interest that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they are reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

Among those responsibilities are academic honesty, unbiased conduct and reporting of research, and integrity of decisions or judgments.



Editors and Associate Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conflict of interest exists. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conflicts of interest related to the commitments of journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.