We are committed to transparent and bias-free research. To ensure that all publications are as open as possible all authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any interests that could appear to compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication. A conflict of interest includes any professional relationship with Estetika, such as a membership in the editorial board or committee.
Please declare any competing interests that you have.
Competing interests should generally be declared to cover at least the previous 5 years - e.g., if a reviewer suspects that they supervised the author's PhD then (and if they feel comfortable reviewing the work) their professional relationship should have ended over 5 years ago. This is a minimum requirement, and individuals must declare if they have had a previous relationship with someone/an organisation relevant to the submission that could be deemed to influence decision making.
Please place the competing interests section at the end of the manuscript, immediately before the reference list. The authors’ 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.”
*should an author submit a paper to a journal for which they are an editor they must a) remove themselves completely from the editorial process and b) add a competing interest statement to any resulting publication mentioning this link.
“TW is an editor for journal X and was removed from all editorial discussions relating to the processing of this paper.”
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."