Conflict of Interest
The ARAI Journal of Mobility Technology has a Conflict of Interest policy. Any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications or opinions stated–including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition constitutes of a conflict of Interest (CoI).
1. The corresponding author is expected to obtain the relevant information from all co-authors and get the copyright form (available from the journal home page) duly signed by all of them.
2. At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated-including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.
3. It is responsibility of the corresponding author to confirm with co-authors whether they have any conflicts to declare. Such interests should be mentioned in the title page / covering letter of the manuscript.
4. It is to be notes that as per our fair publication practices, all referees are either asked to decline to review a manuscript if they have a potential conflict or declare any potential conflict.
5. All editors are bound to declare their potential Conflict of Interest as per the Editorial membership criteria.
6. Editors would not handle the review of a manuscript if there was a potential Conflict of Interest, and instead, the manuscript would be passed on to another editorial member.
7. In the event that any person encounters any conflict of interest, even after the manuscript is published, authors / representatives are requested to report the same at Editor-in-Cheif or Letter to Journal correspondence address.
8. The concerned manuscript shall be duly investigated for the authenticity of the claims which can take up to seven (07) working days.
9. If, during the investigations, the potential conflict of interest is found to be true, the manuscript shall be duly removed from the website, and deleted from the various repositories and abstracting / indexing services that we have subscribed.
10. If the manuscript is accepted, Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a published statement.