How to Declare Competing Interests
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) follows a standard format in all articles for the declaration of competing interests (see OLH's 'Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement' for further information on what constitutes a competing interest).
The following formats must be adhered to when making a declaration.
Please place the competing interests section at the end of the manuscript, immediately before the reference list. The author's initials should be used to denote differing competing interests. For example:
'TW completed paid consultancy work from [company name] as part of the data acquisition for this study. BH has minority shares in [company name], which part funded the research grant for this project. SM is a member of the editorial board for [journal name], which is on a voluntary basis. All other authors have no competing interests.'
If there are no competing interests, please add the below statement:
'The authors declare that they have no competing interests.'
If you have any competing interests, please list them in the text box available on your reviewer page. For example:
'I was previously employed by the laboratory that collected this data.'
If you do not have competing interests, please add the below statement:
'I have no competing interests to declare.'