However, the reporting process still requires clarification. For instance, section 2 of the ICMJE form is detailed and specific, inquiring about 7 types of potential COI relevant to the work under consideration for publication, with the time frame for reporting being “from the initial conception and planning to the present.” Section 3 is less clear, inquiring about 13 types of potential COI involving relevant financial activities outside the submitted work, with a 36-month time frame for reporting. Section 4 (“other relationships”) is the most vague, asking, “Are there other relationships or activities that readers could perceive to have influenced, or that give the appearance of potentially influencing, what you wrote in the submitted work?” For example, suppose a physician serves on a committee of a professional society that is focused on a particular issue and that physician attended a single meeting with support from that society to discuss the issue. Should that physician declare a potential COI if he or she writes a Viewpoint about the topic that is related to the committee's focus? Although there could be debate about whether this represents a COI, we would expect the author to declare this as a possible COI. At times, a reader may perceive that the author has a COI that should have been reported in section 4, while the author does not. We will continue to work with the ICMJE, of which JAMA is a founding member, to make this form clearer and easier for authors to complete.