Competing Interests


Competing interests include any financial interests, direct or indirect, that might raise questions regarding bias in the your work, conclusions, implications or perspectives stated – including relevant commercial or other sources of funding for each individual author(s). Potential conflicts of interest must be declared – whether or not they actually had an influence – to allow informed decisions.

Conflict of Interests  

(To be included with the Title page and uploaded separately, as a supplementary file)

BHTY requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘Conflict of Interest’ section listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). The Conflict of interests section should be added to the Title page that is separated from the main manuscript to ensure a double blind review. Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”. The Editor may ask for further information relating to competing interests.

Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and may be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.