Conficts of Interest
According to the CSE, the conflicts can be personal (private interests, submissions from known people, competitors, etc.), financial (financing, subsidies, salaries, patents, etc.), or non-financial (academic, political, thematic, etc.).
In case the publication creates any potential conflicts of interest, the authors must declare at the moment of the submission, mentioning any connection to funding organizations, public or private institutions, and the people that are involved.
The editors and evaluators must not be part of the editorial process of submissions if they are related to any conflict of interests, delegating decision-making when necessary.
The political or ideological positioning, the ethical, gender, or religious diversity, as well as differences in theoretical and methodological perspectives must not influence actions and decisions made through the editorial process.