I want to submit a research paper to an Elsevier Journal. There is also an invention disclosure associated with this work. I have got the approval of the Technology Transfer Office to submit the paper. Do I need to report anything in the Conflict of Interest statement?
I have made a quick research about this point and I can now say that the conflict of interest exists if you received any financial support, used resources of a certain association, hold shares, or work for a company that may be influenced by your paper.
If the situation is one of the above-mentioned scenarios, you should state it clearly in the conflict of interest section.
resources: http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/ http://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/declaration-of-conflicting-interests-policy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22937/ http://www.rasayely.com/what-is-conflict-of-interest-how-to-declare-it-and-why/