Conflict of interest also known as competing interest can occur where you (or your employer, sponsor, or family/friends) have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organisations, or with the people working with them which could influence the research or interpretation of the results. Competing interests can be financial or non-financial in nature. To ensure transparency, you must also declare any associations which can be perceived by others as a competing interest. 


Educational Innovation Practice (EIP) journal follows the comprehensive guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which states there must be a clear statement regarding conflict of interest, including submission of papers to the journal ( 


Every author must disclose any conflict related to the manuscript while submitting the manuscript for consideration in the EIP journal. The editorial office of the journal will take extra prudence in detecting the possible conflict of interest based on the affiliations and content of the manuscript and judge it for its suitability for publication. To prevent this, the author must declare all including both financial and personal relationship conflicts of interest which might have influenced the accuracy and interpretation of your research outcome. If the study was funded and there was no conflict of interest the authors must mention “Funding source had no role in study design, data collection, interpretation of results and manuscript writing”. If there is no conflict of interest, the authors should mention “Declare none”.


The conflict of interest can be declared in the “Cover Letter” of the article during the time of submission.


Reviewers and subject editors are required to disclose any conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript, authors, biases, or competing interests to prevent possible self-ownership and publication of the journal 


The EIP journal adopts the following policy regarding the submission of papers by members of the Editorial Board to any of its issues.


        1. The Editor-in-Chief may not submit a paper for review to any issue of the journal.

        2. The Editor and Associate Editors may not submit a paper for review to their own issue of the journal.

        3. The Editor and Associate Editors may submit a paper for review to an issue other than their own issue, but           all due care and diligence will be taken to ensure the paper is anonymized, the reviewers are not aware of            the author(s)’ identity(ies), and that a statement is made in that issue regarding the process to prevent the           perception of cronyism.

       4. Members of the Editorial Board may choose to submit a paper for review to a special issue of the journal,             but they must make this clear before submissions commence and they will then not be permitted an                      editorial   or  reviewing role for that special issue.

      5. An Editor, either alone or with his/her Associate Editors, may write an editorial/introduction for their issue of       the journal with a statement that this is the views of the author(s) and has not been subject to peer review.

     6. The Editor-in-Chief may write a foreword for any issue of the journal with a statement that this is the views of        the author(s) and has not been subject to peer review.