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# Conflict of Interest. Or why I am stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cheminformatics.

Willighagen, Egon

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<creatorName>Willighagen, Egon</creatorName>
<givenName>Egon</givenName>
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<title>Conflict of Interest. Or why I am stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cheminformatics.</title>
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<publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
<publicationYear>2021</publicationYear>
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<subject>Springer Nature</subject>
<subject>Journal of Cheminformatics</subject>
<subject>Open Science</subject>
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<dates>
<date dateType="Issued">2021-06-11</date>
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<description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;In this open letter, I will explain why I intend to step down as Editor-in-Chief of the &lt;em&gt;Journal of&amp;nbsp;Cheminformatics&lt;/em&gt;, which also happens to be a Springer Nature journal. It took me two years to&amp;nbsp;come to this decision, and it cannot be claimed that I did not carefully evaluate the various&amp;nbsp;aspects of it. However, I have now come to the conclusion that the opportunity it gives me to&amp;nbsp;implement my ambition to shape open science chemistry now conflicts with the interests of&amp;nbsp;Springer Nature. I will here outline some of the things I have taken into consideration.&lt;br&gt;
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