Editorial board disclosure policy

Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology Disclosure Policy

(Last updated March 2018)
All editors responsible for recommending or making publication decisions are requested to disclose on an annual basis any potential conflict of interest, including current or recent financial relationships with any commercial entity whose products or services may be contained in the journal content.
The following competing interests were disclosed:
Dr Wendy Bollag – Has received lecture support from Thomas Jefferson University and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Jianghan University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr Bollag is also listed as an inventor of the following patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,808,715 and U.S. Patent No. 8,524,692.
Professor Justo P Castaño – Has received grant support and lecture support from the following funding bodies: Ipsen, Novartis and Pfizer. Prof Castaño is also listed as inventor of patent PCT/ES2007/00627
Dr Chantel Chenu – Has received lecture support from the Royal Belgian Society of Rheumatology.
Professor Simak Ali – Has received grant support from Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Now and the Medical Research Council (UK). Has received payments in relation to licensing of a drug to Carrick Therapeutics Ltd (2017).
Dr Rebecca Hull – Has received research funding from the following funding bodies: NIDDK, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Investigator Initiated Research Funding from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly.
Professor Colin Farquharson – Has received personal fees for their work on the HBLB VAC committee.
Dr Gregory Steinberg – has receieved consulting fees from Astra Zeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Eli-Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Merck, Esperion Therapeutics and Rigel Pharmaceuticals. Dr Steinberg also holds patents for inhibiting peripheral serotonin in obesity and diabetes and for the use of GDF15 as a biomarker of metformin action.
Professor Rosalia Simmen – has received personal fees for their work on the following panels: US National Institutes of Health (Panel Reviewer); Oak Ridge Association of Universities (ORAU)- Grant Reviewer
The following editors reported no competing interests:
  • Associate Professor Sofianos Andrikopoulos
  • Dr Anita Boelen
  • Associate Professor Barbara Clark
  • Professor Alan J Conley
  • Professor Martin Haluzik
  • Dr Weiping Han
  • Dr Jenny Juengel
  • Professor Sean Limesand
  • Associate Professor Miguel López
  • Professor Jens Mittag
  • Professor Hindrik Mulder
  • Dr Ernesto Podesta
  • Professor David W Ray
  • Dr Morag Young
  • Professor Weiping Zhang
Bioscientifica staff and freelancers working on the journal reported no conflicts of interest. Article authors' declarations are stated in each journal article. Referees must disclose any competing interests before agreeing to review any submission. For more information on the journal’s ethical policy, please read the ethical guidelines.
This policy follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).