STVR Policy on Conflicts of Interest

The standing of a journal is determined by the community, and maintaining a positive opinion by the community is paramount to ensuring the long-term success of STVR. This is why the the co-Editors in Chief do not submit papers to the journal; such a submission would represent an inherent and unavoidable conflict of interest.

Conflicts of Interest

Generally speaking, a conflict of interest occurs whenever an individual is not able to provide an objective, unbiased, review of another’s work. Note that a conflict could be positive (we really hope that person succeeds) or negative (we really hope that person does not succeed). STVR reviewing editors and reviewers are on their honor to declare any conflict of interest they have. Particular examples of conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to:

Other Ethical Issues

Jeff Offutt and Rob Hierons
STVR Editors-in-Chief
August 2011