AABRI Conflict of Interest Policy

AABRI is committed to high standards of academic publishing principles. AABRI requires all editors, authors, reviewers, and staff to disclose any potential conflicts of interest which might affect professional judgment as it relates to the editorial and peer review process of submitted manuscripts. For the purposes of this disclosure statement, a conflict of interest occurs when an editor, author, or reviewer has a beneficial or personal relationship with a third party which could bias or compromise his or her academic or professional objectivity. Editors, reviewers and authors are responsible for disclosing potential conflicts of interest that could potentially impact manuscript submissions or reviews.

Please complete the following disclosure form for potential conflict of interest:

AABRI Conflict of Interest Form

Last Name:
First Name:
University/Employer:
Email:
Your role:


 Editor 
 Reviewer 
 Author 
 Staff 
 Other 
If your role is other, describe:
Editor - Journal Name?
Reviewer or author - article title or tracking number?
I have no conflict of interest to report:
 No conflict 
I have the following actual or potential conflict of interest to report:


I have read the conflicts of interest policy and agree to comply fully with its terms and conditions. If at any time following the submission of this form I become aware of any actual or potential conflicts of interest, or if the information provided above becomes inaccurate or incomplete, I will promptly notify AABRI.
 Agree 

In the event a conflict of interest is identified the following procedures will be implemented :

Authors -
If an author is determined to have a conflict of interest regarding a manuscript submitted for review to an AABRI journal the journal editor or editorial staff shall be responsible for notifying the reviewer(s) of the nature of the potential conflict of interest. The reviewers will evaluate whether the conclusions reached in the manuscript may have been affected by the conflict. If so, the author will be contacted to provide support that the conclusions reached in the manuscript were reached independently and not affected by the potential conflict. Once this support is provided the reviewer(s) is free to reject or accept the manuscript based on the reviewer(s) belief that the conflict had or did not have an effect on the conclusions reached.

Reviewers -
If a conflict of interest between the reviewer and any manuscript review is identified the reviewer is requested to notify the journal editor or AABRI editorial staff of the conflict and remove himself/herself from the review process. If an author knows of a potential conflict between the author and a member of the journal's review board, the author may contact the journal editor or AABRI editorial staff explaining the potential conflict and requesting that specific review-board member not be part of the review process for the author's manuscript.

Editors -
If an editor is determined to have a potential conflict of interest regarding any individual manuscript the editor may either remove himself/herself from the decision-making process regarding that specific manuscript or the editor may suggest an alternative publishing venue to the author. If an editor is determined to have a potential conflict of interest regarding the journal in general or with AABRI Publishing the editor will discuss the potential conflict with the AABRI Director and an appropriate resolution will be determined and implemented. This may include but is not limited to the editor resigning or an associate editor being appointed to mediate potential conflict issues.

The Conflict of Interest Policy and form critera were developed by Dr. Steve Bain, Associate Professor & Counseling Center Supervisor, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas / Editor - Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.
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