Duties of Sponsors

Duties and Responsibilities of  Sponsors
Sponsoring organizations or sponsors (including but not limited to academic or research organizations, medical association, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or manufacturing companies, etc.) may be involved in the publication of journal articles. Authors’ designations on manuscripts are bound to the authorship requirements in this policy. A sponsor representative may involve in the research planning, research activities, co-authorship in manuscript writing, or be acknowledged in a manuscript based on the contribution. A sponsor should not influence authors regarding interpretation of results and conclusion.

Journal editors require corresponding authors to declare all contributors, including their sponsors. The editors and/or UNIMAS Publisher may request the name and contact information of the sponsors, as well as for disclosure of conflict of interest from acknowledged sponsors, if necessary.  The sponsors should also disclose all financial and nonfinancial relationships that may influence the editorial decision of a manuscript.

Editors and/or UNIMAS Publisher may require cooperation by the sponsors to issue a warrant to allow authors from an accepted manuscript to share their data and materials upon request.

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