Editorial Policies


    Conflict of interest

    Authors should disclose all financial/relevant interests that may have influenced the development of the manuscript.

    Reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest and if necessary, decline the review of any manuscript they perceive to have a conflict of interest.

    Editors should also decline from considering any manuscript that may have a conflict of interest.

    You may consider the following Conflict of Interest test to know whether a declaration is required: is there any arrangement that would compromise the perception of your impartiality or that of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?



    A submitted manuscript is a confidential material. CPLT will not disclose submitted manuscript to anyone except individuals who partake in the processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted). These individuals include editorial staff, corresponding authors, potential reviewers, actual reviewers, and editors. However, in suspected cases of misconduct, a manuscript may be revealed to members of CPLT Advisory Committee for the resolution of the misconduct.


    Material disclaimer

    The opinions expressed in CPLT are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors, the editorial board, UiTM or the organisation to which the authors are affiliated.

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