Authorship - Definition and Criteria

We follow ICMJE recommendations to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles. 

Who Is an Author?

The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, an author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors. 

Further details on Authorship Criteria are available here.

Before submitting the manuscript, make sure that authorship guidelines have been followed.