WAME a actualisé ses recommandations sur les conflits d'intérets dans les journaux scientifiques, et publié ce texte le 25 mars 2009. Auteurs, relecteurs et rédacteurs sont concernés.
"Journals should publish their own definition of Conflict of Interest. In the context of medical publishing, COI exists when a participant in the publication process (author, peer reviewer, or editor) has a competing interest that could unduly influence (or be reasonably seen to do so) his or her responsibilities in the publication process. Among those responsibilities are academic honesty, unbiased conduct and reporting of research, and integrity of decisions or judgments. The publication process includes the submission of manuscripts, peer review, editorial decisions, and communication between authors, reviewers and editors."