Nature Journals Tighten Rules on Non-Financial Conflicts
What makes a conflict of interest (COI) in science? Definitions differ, but broadly agree on one thing: an influence that can cloud a researcher’s objectivity. Nature and the other Nature Research journals are taking into account some of these non-financial sources of possible tension and conflict.
Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants
Leaked emails reveal that the foundation is actively making offers of grants to officials at the WHO as well as people in India and abroad without explicitly revealing its single source of funding – Philip Morris International.
Golden OA creates a conflict of interest: in a situation where the number of scientists is larger than the number of available positions, both journals and scientists benefit from publishing as many articles as possible.