Title

Managing potential conflict of interest in journal article publication

Document Type

Article

Publication details

O'Brien, L, Lakeman, R & O'Brien, A 2013, 'Managing potential conflict of interest in journal article publication', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, vol. 22, no.4, pp. 368-373.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00869.x

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The issue of potential conflict of interest and its risk to professional integrity in journal article publication has been strongly debated in medical circles. Most medical journals adhere to international requirements for disclosure of potential conflict of interest. The debate on this issue in nursing, and specifically mental health nursing, has been neither prolific nor strong, despite nursing's potential to influence particular viewpoints about treatment and indeed to prescribe particular treatments; and nursing being a target for pharmaceutical industry marketing. The purpose of this paper is to raise debate about potential conflict of interest in journal article publication and to make recommendations for the management of such potential for this journal.