Inter-Research Authorship Policy

To qualify for authorship, an individual must meet the following three criteria:

  1. Contribute significantly to at least two of the following aspects:
    • a. study design or conception of the work
    • b. data acquisition, analysis, or interpretation
    • c. drafting the work or revising it critically (in terms of intellectual content, not simply language correction)
  2. Approve the version submitted to the journal and the final version to be published
  3. Agree to be accountable for appropriate parts of the work and have confidence in the integrity of the entire work

Individuals who contributed to the work but do not meet all three of the above criteria should be acknowledged.


Changes in author listings

Author lists should be complete at the time of submission. All authors listed on the manuscript must be entered in the correct order during the online submission process. Changes in authorship after submission must be brought to the attention of the publisher. Any author who is added or removed during the review process (i.e. after the initial submission of a manuscript) must email the editorial office directly (indicating the manuscript ID number, title and author list) to confirm the change in authorship.