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Peh WCG, Ng KH
Correspondence: Prof Wilfred CG Peh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Declarations of exclusive publication, author contribution, conflict-of-interest and copyright transfer are important formalities required by most biomedical journals. Conflict-of-interest may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. It is particularly important for authors to provide a full and complete disclosure of any financial relationship with a commercial organisation that may have an interest in the contents of the submitted manuscript. Editors, editorial board members and reviewers should also declare any possible conflicts-of-interest. The handling of conflict-of-interest during manuscript preparation, peer review and editorial decision-making impacts the credibility of published articles and scientific research in general.
Keywords: author contribution, conflict-of-interest, copyright, intellectual property, medical writing, scientific paper, transfer-of-copyright
Singapore Med J 2010; 51(11): 844-847